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Highway 49 Gap Closure Project

Project Description

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The Highway 49 Gap Closure Project will close the gaps between sidewalks in the approximately 4.4-mile Highway 49 corridor between Interstate 80 and Dry Creek Road, creating a continuous sidewalk path on at least one side of the highway.

At the request of the City of Auburn and Placer County, PCTPA agreed to lead a multi-agency effort to fill in sidewalk gaps along the Highway 49 corridor. PCTPA applied for and was awarded a $14.4 million grant to construct approximately 2.8 miles of infill sidewalk. The grant also included funding to develop and implement a Safe Routes to School program at six area school in partnership with the Placer County Department of Public Health. The schools in the corridor include Rock Creek Elementary, Auburn Elementary, E.V. Cain Middle School, Maidu High Independent Study, Confluence High School and Placer High School.

Construction is set to begin in early 2024.


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Project Documents

The Project Report and Environmental Documents were approved by Caltrans on December 6, 2019. Copies of the documents can be downloaded below

Final Project Report.pdf

Categorical Exemption-Categorical Exclusion.pdf

Project Map.pdf