I-80 / SR 65 Interchange Improvements Project Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment

PCTPA and Caltrans have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the I-80 / SR 65 Interchange Improvements Project, and it is now available for public review.

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), in collaboration with Caltrans, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the cities of Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, and the County of Placer, are planning to improve the I-80 / SR 65 Interchange.  The objectives of the project are to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety in the project area, while maintaining access to local streets and businesses within the corridors.

What is an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA)?

An EIR/EA is a mandatory document that examines the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project.  The document explains…

  • Why is this project being proposed?
  • What alternatives have been considered?
  • How could the existing environment be affected by this proposed project?
  • What are the potential impacts of this project’s alternatives?
  • What are the proposed avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures?

The Draft EIR/EA for the I-80 / SR 65 Interchange Improvements Project is available for public review online at the project website.  Additionally, hard copies will be available on weekdays during normal business hours at both PCTPA and Caltrans offices, as well as several local libraries.  You can see the dates, times, and locations the document will be available at here: http://bit.ly/1gILjhO.

On Wednesday, August 26 at 9:15am, a public hearing will be held to obtain input on the proposed project’s environmental document.  The community is invited to attend the hearing, and provide comments about the Draft EIR/EA.  The public hearing will take place at the Placer County Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 175 Fulweiler Avenue in Auburn, CA.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, or would like to submit your comments about the project, you can email Ken Lastufka at Ken_Lasufka@dot.ca.gov or mail them to: Ken Lastufka – Caltrans District 3 South, 2379 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 150, Sacramento CA 95833.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Questions?  Want more information about the project?  Call Caltrans’ Kendall Schinke at 916-274-0610 or PCTPA’s Luke McNeel-Caird at 530-823-4030.