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Highway 49 Rehab Project Workshop Tuesday

A long overdue rehab of Highway 49 through Auburn is expected to begin in about 2 years and Cal Trans is seeking public input. A community workshop is happening Tuesday afternoon. The $39.5 million project will cover the corridor between I-80 and just north of Dry Creek Road. Agency spokesperson, Liza Whitmore, says the original focus was on re-paving…

click to listen to Liza Whitmore

Whitmore says no lanes will be added. But there will be 2 more traffic lights, at Locksley Lane and Shale Ridge Road…

click to listen to Liza Whitmore

Whitmore says it’s hoped the project can be completed in 1-2 years, once it begins in 2019. She says a traffic control plan will also be put together, with the help of local residents and business owners. The workshop is from 4:30 to 6:30 tomorrow (Tues.), with a short presentation at 5:30. That’s at the Placer County Transportation Planning Commission office, at 299 Nevada Street in Auburn.

1 Comment

July 25, 2017

Lara Semenoff

I understand the lights at those 2 roads but adding lights and repaving is not going to do anything to relieve the congestion. There needs to be an alternate route built around 49 - that is the only solution. I know people are are not going to be happy with whatever area that is chosen but sonething major needs to be done or we are going to continue with the fatal accidents and traffic that is out of control. (Bean Rd., Richardson Dr., Bowman to Dry Creek, New Airport?) Something needs to be done and sooner rather than later. Also best to get it right the first time (i.e. the Hwy. 65 interchange - what a disaster). Anyway that's my two cents worth.

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