Q. What is the length of the bypass route?
A. The bypass is approximately 11.7 miles. It will start south of Industrial Avenue and end north of Riosa Road just past the town of Sheridan.
Q.What is the cost of construction?
A. The total cost of the project is $325 million.
Q. Who is paying for the Bypass?
A. The Lincoln Bypass Project is a partnership between Caltrans, the City of Lincoln, Placer County, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority and the federal government.
Q. Who is the contractor?
A. The project is a joint venture between DeSilva Gates Construction and Flat Iron Construction.
Q. Will there be advanced notification for lane shifts and ramp closures?
A. Yes, press releases to the media will be done prior to any closures or lane shifts. Changeable message signs will be posted prior to any closures. Information will also be posted on the District 3 Sacramento Roadwork webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/d3press/roadworkInfo.php
Q. Where will soundwalls be built? (see maps)
A. There will be 6 soundwalls built for this project:
Soundwall #1 – Railroad track to Ferrari Ranch Road on the south side of the new freeway
Soundwall #2 – Ferrari Ranch Road to North Ingram Slough on the south side of new freeway
Soundwall #3 – At and near North Ingram Slough on the north side of new Freeway, edge of shoulder
Soundwall #4 – North Ingram Slough to existing sound wall on the south side of new freeway
Soundwall #5 – North Ingram Slough to Moore Road on the north side of new freeway.
Soundwall #6 – is approximately 0.4 miles long and starts north of Auburn Ravine on east side of proposed
Q. Where will the on/off ramps/interchanges be?
A. There will be a partial interchange at Industrial Blvd. and a full interchange at Ferrari Ranch Road. There will be three at-grade intersections at: Nelson Lane, Wise Road and Riosa Road.
Q. What is a “partial interchange?”
A. An interchange missing one or more ramps. Partial interchanges are built when consecutive interchanges are spaced too tightly to allow all ramps to be built safely, or when a movement would make no sense or would be executed rarely enough that it would not justify the cost of building the ramp.
Q. Are there any special concerns on this project?
A. There are several sensitive environmental issues on this project, including protected salmon habitats. Construction can occur in these areas only between June and October.
Q. How many bridges will be built?
A. There will be a total of 17 bridges built as part of this project.
Q. What about Sorrento Parkway?
A. Sorrento Parkway is a City of Lincoln Project. Any questions should be directed to the City of Lincoln Public Information Officer Jill Thompson at (916) 434-2448.
Q. What will happen to the current State Route 65 once the Bypass is completed?
A. State Route 65 will become a county road ending in Sheridan as a cul-du sac.
Q. What is the proposed date of completion?
A. The Lincoln Bypass Project is scheduled for completion in Fall 2012.
Q. Will the interchange at Ferrari Ranch be opened to traffic early?
A. No. Traffic will remain on the existing State Route 65 until the entire bypass is available.