Placer County Transportation Planning Agency to hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Completion of the First Phase of the Interstate 80 / Highway 65 Interchange Improvements

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), in partnership with Caltrans District 3, the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority, the Federal Highway Administration, Placer County, and the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln, are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the first phase of improvements to the Interstate 80 / Highway 65 interchange. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Destiny Christian Church, located at 6900 Destiny Drive in Rocklin, overlooking the project. Community members are invited to attend.

This first phase provides a third lane on northbound Highway 65 from Interstate 80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard and improvements to the Galleria Boulevard / Stanford Ranch Road interchange, including signalizing the off-ramp, which will relieve congestion and improve safety.

The cost of the first phase of this project was $50 million and was obtained through a combination of funds from:

•  Caltrans Safety and Maintenance Funding = $28.8 Million

•  PCTPA I-80 Bottleneck Savings = $9.9 million

•  PCTPA 2006 State Bond Freight Funding = $3.6 million

•  Highway 65 Interchange Development Impact Fees = $6.0 Million

•  South Placer Regional Transportation Authority Development Impact Fees = $1.7 million

“These improvements will bring much needed relief to motorists who are currently stuck in traffic that is backed-up on Interstate 80,” said Mike Luken, Executive Director of PCTPA. “This first phase will be a great asset to the community, but we know it is only one step towards a more comprehensive solution

that we still need to find additional funding sources to complete.”

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