Groundbreaking for Interstate 80 / Highway-65 Interchange Improvements
Community members welcome at groundbreaking ceremony
Roseville, CA, - The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), in partnership with Caltrans, the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, the Federal Highway Administration, Placer County, and the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln, will begin the first phase of improvements to the Interstate 80 / Highway 65 interchange. This first phase will provide a third lane on northbound Highway 65 from Interstate 80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard and improvements to the Galleria Boulevard / Stanford Ranch Road interchange. The first phase will bring much needed relief to motorists who have been stuck in back-up on Interstate 80.
"The population of Placer County has more than tripled since this interchange was built back in the mid-1980s, and the traffic backups create major safety issues," said Celia McAdam, Executive Director of Placer County Transportation Planning Agency. "While this first phase will be a great asset to the community, we know it only one step towards the larger project that we still need to find additional funding sources to construct."
The interchange needs a major upgrade and reconfiguration to accommodate the nearly 210,000 vehicles that use it daily. Such a significant undertaking will require in total about $450 million. Funding this project has been a challenge, but PCTPA and its partners garnered several sources to complete the $50 million first phase. The remaining $400 million cost will eliminate the loop ramps in favor of direct connections between State Route 65 and Interstate 80. Improvements also include maintaining the existing Interstate 80 access at Taylor Road and eliminating the weaving movements on Interstate 80 eastbound between Eureka Road and Highway 65.
"The improvements to Highway 65 from Interstate 80 through Pleasant Grove Boulevard are an important step toward relieving existing traffic and improving safety on Interstate 80. This project is a tribute to the partnership between Caltrans and local agencies in the Placer region," says Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Community members are welcomed to join PCTPA for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Destiny Christian Church, located at 6900 Destiny Drive in Rocklin.
Community members are also encouraged to visit the project website at www.8065interchange.org and RSVP for the groundbreaking online at www.8065groundbreaking.eventbrite.com.
What: Interstate-80/Highway 65 Groundbreaking: Phase 1
Where: Destiny Christian Church, 6900 Destiny Drive, Rocklin (back parking lot)
When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesBottleRock Napa Valley 2018 Lineup and Single Day Passes NAPA, CA- Single day general admission and VIP passes for the sixth annual BottleRock Napa Valley music, wine, food and craft brew festival, presented by JaM Cellars on May 25 - 27, 2018
Toyota C-HR, a stylish new subcompact SUV unveiledRoseville, CA- The all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR, a subcompact crossover sport utility vehicle that is similar to a hatchback.
Roseville Gas Prices Up: Where You Can Save MoneyRoseville, CA,- Residents in Roseville and throughout Placer County have watched as gas prices have pushed upward to being the new year.
WJU Warriors Clinch First Conference Win over HopeROCKLIN, Calif. - The Lady Warriors took Horton Court for the second time this week, last taking on No. 1 in the nation,
Roseville Teacher Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment Following ArticleRoseville, CA- An email went out this morning in Roseville addressing concerns over a Roseville teacher who is under investigation relating to allegations of sexual harassment and unprofessional behavior
Placer County Appoints New CEOAuburn, CA,- Following a nationwide search, Placer County has selected Todd Leopold as its new county executive officer.
Rocklin completes purchase of former Sunset Whitney Golf ClubRocklin, CA,- The City of Rocklin has completed the purchase of approximately 184 acres of land that was previously the site of the Rocklin Golf Club
Former Roseville Mayor Rocky Rockholm DiesRoseville, CA,- Former Roseville Mayor and Placer County District I Supervisor F.C. "Rocky" Rockholm passed away yesterday after a short illness at the age of 73.
3,200 False Burglar Alarms in Roseville in One YearThe Roseville Police Department responded to approximately 3,200 false burglar alarms in 2016. That's an average of 8.75 service calls every day of the year for a non-crime purpose
Placer SPCA Searches for the Hero Next DoorRoseville, Calif. - Placer SPCA is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hero Awards, to be presented at the 17th Annual Funny Bones Comedy Show & Awards Night
Placer Community Foundation's 2018 Scholarship Applications Placer Community Foundation invites local high school seniors and current college students to apply for scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 year
BottleRock Napa Valley Sells Out of 3-Day Festival PassesNAPA, CA - January 9, 2018: BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that all 3-day passes for the sixth annual music, wine, food and craft brew festival have sold out.
NEWS: In Case You Missed It