The widening would co-exist with the improvement of the SR 65/I-80 Interchange. The improvements would start approximately one year before the beginning of the widening of SR 65.
The improvement to the I-80/SR 65 is to take the congestion off that interchange. Right now, in peak traffic, the back on I-80 Eastbound is approximately one mile, or past Eureka Rd. In six years, they anticipate it being three miles or better, or past Douglas Blvd.
The plan is to widen approximately 7 miles, from just north of Galleria Blvd Interchange to Lincoln Blvd. They would add a Whitney Ranch Pkwy Interchange.
From Galleria Blvd to Blue Oaks Blvd they would add, possibly, a HOV lane to go along with the two General Use Lanes. After Blue Oaks Blvd all lanes would become General Use Lanes. The reason for this is that in their studies it was discovered that the need for an HOV lane was greatly reduced North of Blue Oaks. However the need for the third lane was still needed.
I am sending along two attachments. One is the basic outline of their plan. On this outline under the section for more information is their website. If you wish to see what the entire presentation was, it wasn't long, wait till about Wednesday of next week & they said they would put it on the website.
The second attachment is sheet for Feedback about the project. Please look at the presentation first. One of their thoughts is that Placer County is very poor in Carpooling. Therefore, do they need to make an HOV or Hybrid Lane.
The writing on the bottom of the page for submitting your comments is very light. So in case you can't read it, please submit your comments to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 916-442-1186.
The contacts name is Ciara Zanze. Or you can mail it to the address on the sheet.