Public Notice: State Route 65 Widening Project Mitigated Negative Declaration Availability and Public Hearing

The California Department of Transportation(Caltrans), in cooperation with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA),  Placer County, and the Cities of Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln, proposes to widen State Route (SR) 65 from north of Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road to Blue Oaks Boulevard, and add auxiliary lanes from Blue Oaks Boulevard to Lincoln Boulevard in Placer County, California. The project proposes to relieve existing mainline congestion by adding capacity to improve traffic operations and safety. The additional capacity would help planned and anticipated growth along the corridor and would help achieve the mobility and economic development goals of PCTPA.

Starting Friday May 12, 2017 through Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM, the environmental documents for the project are available for public review and comment.  A Public Notice was published in the Auburn Journal, Roseville Press Tribune, Placer Herald, and Lincoln News Messenger; and is available for download. The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study, along with other project documents, are available online here.

Hard copies of the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available throughout the public review period on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the following locations:

299 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA

Caltrans District 3
703 B Street
Marysville, CA

Additional copies of the environmental document are available at the following local libraries:

  • Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Drive, Rocklin
  • Martha Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville
  • Lincoln Library, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln
  • Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn

All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, and should be mailed to:

Thaleena Bhattal
Caltrans District 3
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901

Comments may also be emailed to Thaleena Bhattal at:

A public hearing for this project will be held at the PCTPA Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m (or as soon as possible thereafter).  The meeting will take place in the Placer County Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 175 Fulweiler Avenue in Auburn.

You can learn more about the project here.