FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEVADA COUNTY – Caltrans and the Nevada County Transportation Commission are hosting a second virtual public meeting seeking community comments about a proposed corridor improvement project on State Route 49 (SR-49) in Nevada County.
The online event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be hosted via Cisco WebEx due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
During the presentation, community members will learn about the project alternatives, view displays and maps and learn where they can review the environmental document, which is available for comment through October 8. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive comments from the public.
Community members may join the event from a computer, mobile device or telephone.
- Log in to view the virtual presentation here; a WebEx account is not required.
- Meeting number 2487 319 3260; passcode 49corridor
- Listen in by phone at 1-408-418-9388. Please enter meeting number 2487 319 3260##
- WebEx phone attendees will not be able to view the presentation and will remain muted. Those wishing to ask questions are advised to utilize the conference call option.
- Connect directly with a Caltrans staff member by dialing 1-888-570-6350, participant code 4170217.
- Please note that you will not be able to view the presentation or interact with presenters. A Caltrans staff member will be available to pass along any questions or comments.
The purpose of the corridor improvement project is to improve safety, operations and mobility on SR-49 between Allison Ranch Road/La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way interchange in Nevada County. Proposed improvements include the addition of north and southbound truck-climbing lanes, a median barrier, 8- to 10-foot shoulders, right turn lanes, two at-grade access-controlled intersections, improvements to vertical curve sight distance, an animal crossing and bicycle facilities. This project is scheduled to be built in three phases based on funding availability.
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.