Placer County – A temporary traffic shift for a two-lane stretch of Highway 65 north of Sheridan is scheduled to take effect Tuesday, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced.
Located between the towns of Wheatland and Sheridan, the new alignment will follow a route between the existing highway and Union Pacific railroad tracks. Motorists will be advised to reduce their speed to 45 mph as they approach the roadway curves. The detour is necessary to make way for construction of the north end connection between the existing highway and the new Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass.
Caltrans, the City of Lincoln and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency are partners in the $292 million Lincoln Bypass project, which calls for constructing 11.7 miles of new highway around Lincoln and Sheridan. The bypass is expected to open in early fall.
Roadside message boards will be used to post the latest information. Unexpected weather or events may prolong or cause the work to be rescheduled. Caltrans urge motorists to use caution when driving in the area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone”.