Butte 162 Roadway Widening

Project Facts


  • Construct a continuous 12-foot wide two-way left turn lane.
  • Widen shoulders to 8 feet.
  • Create a 20-foot clear recovery zone for vehicles.
  • Replace or extend culverts as needed.
  • Rehabilitate asphalt and replace highway striping.
  • Relocate Utilities.
  • Reconstruct driveways

What We Are Doing

This project will improve safety on State Route 162 between Foothill Boulevard and the Gold Country Casino by providing a two-way left turn, standard 8-feet wide shoulders and a clear recovery zone to reduce traffic collisions.

Funding Breakdown

Total cost: $22.5 million in federal and state funds.

Project Schedule

Project Approval and Environmental Document:  February 2019
Advertise Project:  June 2021
Begin Construction:  Spring 2022
Complete Construction:  Winter 2022



Project Contacts

Cameron Knudson
Project Manager
(530) 218-1820

Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Public Information Officer
(530) 682-6145