Yolo County – Caltrans seeks public comment on a proposed $465 million project to construct toll express lanes on Interstate 80 (I-80) and U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) in Yolo and Sacramento counties. Developed in partnership with the Yolo Transportation District (Yolo TD), Caltrans would add a lane in both directions to reduce delays and encourage transit usage, vanpooling and carpooling. Toll revenue is expected to help fund local Yolo TD bus and Capital Corridor rail services.
Caltrans proposes the toll express lanes for I-80 from Solano/Yolo County Line in Davis to West El Camino Avenue in Sacramento and on US 50 from the I-80/US 50 junction in West Sacramento to the US 50/Interstate 5 junction in Sacramento. Caltrans expects the proposed project will reduce delays for motorists and improve goods and freight movement as some passenger vehicles and buses switch from the general-purpose lanes to the express lanes.
Other project benefits would include:
- Upgraded overhead electronic highway message signs.
- Bicycle/pedestrian improvements at the Yolo Causeway bike path.
- A 300-space Park-n-Ride in West Sacramento.
Caltrans and Yolo TD received an $86 million grant for the project from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2021. That federal funding expires if the project is not federally authorized for construction by September 30, 2024.
Caltrans welcomes all feedback from the public, partner agencies and stakeholders on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) during the project’s review period beginning today and ending January 5, 2024.
Caltrans will hold public meetings to provide opportunities for the public to ask questions on November 28, at the Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, and December 13, at the Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis – each from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The DEIR is available for viewing online at https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-3/d3-projects/d3-i80-corridor-improvements and in person at the Caltrans District 3 Office, 703 B St., Marysville; the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Public Library, 315 E.14th Street, Davis: and the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento.
Based on the proposed schedule, Caltrans anticipates construction to begin in October 2024 and finish the project in winter 2027, contingent on funding.
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