Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass Finally Set to Go
Placer County Trans. Planning Agency
After 20 years in the making, Placer County’s transportation agency will finally break ground on the Lincoln Bypass to Highway 65 this year.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
On Thursday, the state awarded the project $160 million of Proposition 1B funds.
Placer County Supervisor Robert Wygandt represents the area. He says the project will really improve Downtown Lincoln’s quality of life.
Wygandt: “in many transportation circumstances, there are alternative routes that can actually spread the traffic congestion. In this case, that does not exist, so poor downtown Lincoln has just been hammered w/ excessive traffic and a mix of truck traffic and car traffic that is not compatible going through town.”
The 11-mile bypass will begin at Industrial Boulevard and link back to Highway 65 near the town of Sheridan.
Officials expect to begin the $324 million project in June and finish it in 2011.