Virtual Town Hall Presentation Features SR-70 Project in Yuba County


California State Route 70

Date:        May 2, 2020   #20-108
District:   District 3 - Marysville,
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone:    (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145


MARYSVILLE – Community members are invited to view a virtual town hall video presentation of the proposed State Highway 70 Continuous Passing Lanes Project in Yuba County.

In a series of short videos, Caltrans outlines the overall project, the environmental process, the right of way process and proposed designs along a nine-mile stretch of roadway from Laurellen Road to the Yuba-Butte County line. The videos are available on the District 3 YouTube Channel and can be viewed at:

The $36 million project calls for improving highway safety and efficiency to ensure the reliable movement of goods and provide better connectivity between Yuba County and the Sacramento Valley to support the overall economic viability of the region.

Specifically, Caltrans proposes to supplement the Yuba State Highway 70 Safety project by adding continuous passing lanes to achieve a four-lane highway with 8-foot-shoulders and a continuous two-way left turn lane from Laurellen Road to South Honcut Creek Bridge at the Yuba-Butte County line.

Currently, Caltrans is circulating a draft Environmental Impact Report for the passing lanes project. Community members can submit their comments about the document by May 15, 2020 via postal mail to Caltrans, Environmental Management M3 Branch, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901, Attn: Yuba 70 Passing Lanes Project or email at:


Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For project updates, follow Caltrans District 3  on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.