Traffic Congestion on the I-80 / SR 65 Interchange

Currently, one of the most congested interchanges in the Sacramento Region is the I-80 / Highway 65 interchange.  Every day the interchange is backed up for several hours in all directions, which also makes it a dangerous interchange in our region.

The Keep Placer Moving Transportation Investment Plan includes major improvements to reconfigure and expand this interchange.  Improvements include adding a third lane in each direction over the bridge section of the freeway and adding a merge lane to accommodate traffic from I-80 westbound merging onto Highway 65 north.  Additionally, a new collector/distributor road would separate exiting and merging traffic from through traffic on eastbound I-80 to help reduce the amount of conflicts between drivers as they approach the interchange.

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