The Placer Parkway is to be an approximate 15-mile long, high-speed transportation facility, which will connect State Route (SR) 65 in western Placer County to SR 70/99 in south Sutter County. It will link existing and planned development near some of the region’s fastest growing communities while improving access to the I-5 corridor, downtown Sacramento, and the Sacramento International Airport.
THE CONCEPT - PLACER PARKWAY
These documents outline goals, policies, and implementation mechanisms; identify conceptual alignments to help gauge costs for future environmental and engineering studies; and explore funding strategies.
The Project – Corridor Preservation
There are two phases to the corridor preservation project:
Corridor acquisition can begin only after the Tier 1 EIS/EIR is completed.
NEED AND PURPOSE
The project vicinity is near some of the fastest growing communities in the Sacramento region – Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, and the Sunset Industrial Plan Area. A number of urban development projects in the vicinity have been recently approved and others are currently being considered. These community and specific plans would add significant amounts of new residential, commercial, industrial, and educational land uses. The high-technology industry in the SR 65 corridor, plus Sutter County’s Sutter Pointe Specific Plan will require dependable access to move high value/time critical freight to both the Sacramento international Airport and the Lincoln Regional Airport.
Solution (Purpose): The purpose of the Placer Parkway is to preserve a right-of-way, to respond to existing/anticipated travel demand and congestion, and to provide access to the regional transportation system for jobs growth.
Planned/proposed urban development in the project vicinity is accelerating. Opportunities for building a new connector may be lost unless action is taken to preserve right-of-way. The Parkway will reduce pressure on the existing transportation network and address anticipated future congestion on local roadways. It will improve travel time between the SR 65 corridor and SR 70/99. The Parkway will also improve regional access for project vicinity businesses.
FUTURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The future four-to six-lane roadway will have up to six interchanges:
A seventh potential interchange could be located in the Parkway’s eastern segment. It could connect the Parkway with a possible extension off Watt Ave. The possible extension and connection are not a part of this project.
PCTPA is carrying-out the work for the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority (SPRTA). SPRTA is a joint powers authority made up of Placer County, Lincoln, Rocklin, and Roseville. The Placer Parkway is one of several regional transportation projects being partially funded by SPRTA’s transportation impact fee program. PCTPA provides administrative, accounting, and staffing support for SPRTA. A Tier II Developer Impact Fee program (adopted by Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Placer County – effective May 27,2009) along with a proportional contribution from Sutter County, will fund the Placer Parkway. For more, see www.pctpa.net.
Coordination for the Placer Parkway Corridor Preservation project and its Tier 1 EIS/EIR is being carried out with a number of agencies, organizations, property owners, and interested individuals. Some of the agencies and organizations involved are:
See PUBLIC OUTREACH for more on coordination with community and special interest groups, property owners, and the general public.