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STATE ROUTE 65 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN

SUMMARY

This project is schedule to be completed through a series of projects along the corridor through the year 2035. The Corridor limits along Interstate 80 are from Roseville to Colfax, to the Eagle Road Interchange. The original highway constructed in 1968 has had few major improvements since it was constructed. the pavement is now deteriorated and extremely rough in many locations along the corridor. Some sections of the freeway cannot handle the current volume of traffic that it must now carry. Also this section of freeway is the scene of frequent accidents and traffic delays. Below are a list of projects that intend to correct the substandard conditions of the current roadway.

THINKING FORWARD

The purpose of this project is to widen Interstate 80 from Roseville to Rocklin, and to rebuild the interchanges at SR-65, Rocklin Rd, Sierra College Blvd, Loomis and Colfax/SR-174. The projects also include some operational improvements to the freeway as well.

PROJECT STATS

Basic Information:
Project Name Project Area Status Est. Const. Date Est. Completion
SR-65/I-80 Interchange Improvements I-80 at State Route 65 interchange Funding Challenges TBD TBD
Freeway Widening I-80 to Lincoln From I-80 to Industrial Ave in Lincoln Awaiting Funding 2017 TBD
Sunset Blvd Interchange SR-65 at Sunset Blvd Complete 2008 2010
Lincoln Bypass SR-65 from Industrial Ave to SR-65 Just North of Riosa Rd Under Construction
Phase 1
winter 2009 winter 2013
Wheatland Bypass SR-65 from just north of the bear river bridge to South Beale Rd Long Range Planning
current status unknown
TBD TBD
Third Feather River Bridge & Expressway SR-65 south of McGoway Pkwy to SR-99 Long Range Conceptual
current status unknown
TBD TBD

PROJECT DETAILS

STATE ROUTE 65/INTERSTATE 80 INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION

Reconstruct existing interchange to allow for future long range planned widening of SR-65 to 6 lanes. Widen interchange and reconstruct with high-speed design instead of loop ramp, and HOV flyover connectors (from EB 80 to NB 65 and from SB 65 to WB 80) This project is in jeopardy currently due to funding issues. (Source: FixPlacerTraffic.org)

FREEWAY WIDENING I-80 TO LINCOLN

This project will widen state route 65 to six lanes from Interstate 80 in Rocklin to just south of Industrial Ave in Lincoln. This project is expected to go to construction in 2017 pending funding. (Source: FixPlacerTraffic.org)

SUNSET BLVD INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Constructed a new partial cloverleaf interchange on State Route 65 at Sunset Blvd. This project is now complete.

LINCOLN BYPASS

Construct new bypass west of Lincoln. Initially will contstruct a 4 lane freeway bypass from Industrial Ave south of Lincoln to Nelson Lane. From there the highway will be 2 lanes with signalized instersections to the town of Sheridan. Later in a second phase this portion will be widened to 4 lanes with possible freeway upgrades. Currently interchanges are beng built at Industrial Ave/South G Street and Ferrari Ranch Road. Signalized intersections will be located at Nelson Lane, Wise Road and Riolo Road. (Source: CalTrans)

WHEATLAND BYPASS

Construct new freeway bypass from SR-65 north of the Bear River bridge to Current freeway terminus near South Beale Road. The exact routing has not yet been determined for this bypass however it most likely will be built to the east of Wheatland. The current status of this project is also unknown at this time. It is assumed that it is still in the long range plans for the state, but not an immediate issue.

THIRD FEATHER RIVER BRIDGE AND EXPRESSWAY

A conceptual plan to build a new road across the Feather River south of Yuba City and Marysville as a possible extension of state route 65. The proposed crossing would be built as a freeway or expressway. Plans were once proposed, however the current status of this project is unknown.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

This freeway route is vital to California's intrastate transportation needs and is an important inter-regional highway in the north central valley. These projects would provide a better connection to the capital for those communities to the north. Several projects are planned to address several issues such as: bottlenecks and congestion, grade separations at busy intersections, removal of highway traffic from local streets, just to name a few. These projects are vital to increasing the traffic volume, and connecting the north state.

VISION FOR STATE ROUTE 65

This section of highway is the northern section of state route 65 and needs to be upgraded to full freeway. Eventually the upgraded route could be part of a Visions concept known as Interstate 9 which would connect valley cities from Bakersfield to Fresno, Sacramento Chico and beyond. Key Improvements that need to be made are: