Explained: Traffic on Baseline Road

Have you ever driven on Baseline Road west of Roseville?  If you have, you probably know all about the traffic congestion that takes place on this local road.

The area may be rural, but over the past decade approximately 10,000 new homes have been built in Roseville and 14,000 new homes have been built in the surrounding unincorporated County.  Now up to 20,000 cars travel on the 2-lane road each day.  As more homes are built, this number  is expected to grow to 40,000 cars per day.

So what will happen to traffic on Baseline Road? Placer County has a plan to widen the 2-lane road to 6-lanes, and make improvements to some nearby roads to help alleviate that traffic congestion.  However, these improvements can only be completed as money comes in from the new developments being built – and it’s going to take some time.  But these improvements are needed to get residents in the Placer region where they need to go.

Learn more about the Placer County project by watching the video below.