Borland Avenue Closed Along State Route 49 in Auburn


California State Route 49

District: District 3 - Marysville
Amarjeet S. Benipal, District Director                        
Contact: Jeremy Linder
Phone: (530) 701-5209


Auburn – Caltrans is reminding motorists that Borland Avenue is now closed along State Route 49 (SR-49) in Auburn as Phase 2 begins on the $9.9 million American Canyon Roundabout Project.

The Borland Avenue intersection with SR-49 is scheduled to be closed for four weeks through Friday, December 1. Local businesses along Borland Avenue remain open and can be accessed with a detour. Signs are in place to lead motorists northbound on SR-49 and exit left at Lincoln Way. From there, motorists will take Cherry Avenue to Brook Road and turn back onto Borland Avenue.

A temporary traffic signal has also been installed to help control the flow of traffic for motorists traveling in and out of the canyon on SR-49 or turning onto Lincoln Way.

map of state route 49 borland avenue detour

While closed, crews will begin work on Borland Avenue in preparation for construction of the roundabout. The project is the second of three recent Auburn-area projects to improve safety on the SR-49 corridor in Placer County. The project will realign two reversing curves to improve sight distance and safety by reducing the sharpness of each curve. Additionally, the existing traffic signal at the Lincoln Way/Borland Avenue intersection will be replaced with a roundabout to improve safety and traffic flow.

Lamon Construction Co., Inc. of Yuba City is the prime contractor for the American Canyon Roundabout Project, which is expected to be completed by spring 2024.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and slow in construction zones for the safety of travelers and crews performing these improvements. 

The department will issue construction updates on @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.

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