State Route 70 Continuous Passing Lanes Project

YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC CALL-IN SESSIONS

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, community members are encouraged to participate remotely to ensure they are involved in the transportation decision-making process. As part of this process, individuals can reserve a 30-minute telephone session with Caltrans staff members, who will be available to answer questions and discuss details about the project. Call-in session time slots are available from:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 26 and May 28, June 2 and June 4

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 27 and 29, June 1 and June 3

Call-in reservations can be made by:

E-mail: yuba.70.passing.lanes.project@dot.ca.gov

Telephone: 530-741-5532

Postal mail:

California Department of Transportation

Environmental Management M3 Branch

703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901

Attn: Yuba 70 Passing Lanes Project

 

COMMENTS

Community members are encouraged to submit comments about the project’s environmental document during the public review period via postal mail, email or telephone. All comments must be received by June 5, 2020.

 

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL

IMPACT REPORT FOR THE YUBA STATE ROUTE 70 PASSING

LANES PROJECT NORTH OF MARYSVILLE IN YUBA COUNTY

 

WHAT IS AVAILABLE

The public review period for the environmental document

has been extended to June 5, 2020.

The document is available at the following

locations:

• On the web at:

https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-3/d3-programs/

d3-environmental-planning/d3-environmental-docs

• Yuba County Government Center:

915 8th St., Marysville

• The Yuba County Library:

303 2nd St., Marysville

 

Additionally, the document is available upon request by email at yuba.70.passing.lanes.project@dot.ca.gov or calling

530-741-5532

 

PROJECT FACTS

 

THE REASON FOR THE PROJECT

Caltrans is proposing a project on State Route 70 near Marysville in Yuba County between Laurellen Road and the South Honcut Creek Bridge. The project is needed because there are operational deficiencies and safety concerns along the corridor. Improved highway reliability and efficiency will ensure reliable movement of goods, provide better connectivity between Yuba County and the Sacramento Valley and support the overall economic viability of the Yuba County region.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

The project proposes to provide additional pavement to a separate safety project to achieve a 4-lane facility with 8-foot shoulders and a continuous two-way left turn lane bounded by a minimum 20-foot Clear Recovery Zone. At county-maintained roads and certain agriculture-related businesses, the project will provide designated left turn pockets and intersections/driveways that reflect the tractor trailer traffic associated with agricultural operations in this area. Other work includes:

Removing any physical obstructions such as trees, utility poles and other fixed objects

• Building roadside ditches outside the clear recovery zone

• Constructing right turn pockets at county-maintained roads

• Increasing shoulder widths to 14 feet at school bus stop locations

• Modifying existing driveways where needed to conform with the widened highway

• Replacing or extending culverts that cross the highway

 

A Second Alternative proposes separating traffic with a concrete barrier installed in the 14-foot paved median constructed by the safety project. Vehicles entering the highway from homes and businesses will only be able turn right onto Highway 70 and signalized intersections will be placed periodically through the project to allow U-turns for change of direction of travel.

 

PROJECT COST

The total cost is estimated at $36 million in state and local funds.

SCHEDULE

Circulate Draft Environmental Document:........................................................ April 2020

Project Approval and Environmental Document:.......................................... June 2020

Advertise Project:....................................................................................................March 2021

Begin Construction:..................................................................................................... July 2021

Complete Construction:................................................................................December 2023

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT

Cameron Knudson, Project Manager

(530) 741-4587

cameron.knudson@dot.ca.gov

Gilbert Mohtes-Chan, Public Information Officer

(530) 741-4571

gilbert.mohtes-chan@dot.ca.gov