Caltrans Proposing Safety Improvements for Borland/Lincoln Intersection
AUBURN – Caltrans is hosting a community open house at City Hall in Auburn next week to seek public feedback on a proposed roundabout project for State Highway 49 at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Borland Avenue.
The event will be held Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Rose Room of City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Community members can view project displays and review materials, including the draft environmental document, which is currently circulating. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive written comments from the public.
The draft environmental document also is available online at:http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/envinternet/placer49roundabout/draftisnd.pdf
The $5.3 million project proposes to convert the intersection into a roundabout to increase motorist safety and reduce collisions. Caltrans proposes realigning the curve approach to the Borland Avenue/Lincoln Way intersection and increasing the radius (line of sight) for motorists approaching from the south. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2021.
Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties.