AUBURN February 14, 2019 – Caltrans is hosting a community open house Wednesday, February 20 to discuss plans for safety improvements on State Highway 49 in Auburn, Placer County.

The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cypress and Planning Commission Rooms at the Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn. Community members can view project displays and learn about the anticipated schedule. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Caltrans is proposing a $18.7 million project to improve motorist safety and reduce cross centerline collisions along portions of Highway 49 in Auburn. Plans include the construction of a median barrier between north and southbound lanes, and roundabouts at the Lorenson Road and Lone Star Road intersections.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans issues updates about road conditions on Twitter and on Facebook. For real-time traffic information, go to or download the free Caltrans QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

One reply on “Caltrans Seeks Public Feedback on Proposed Highway 49 Project”

  1. Would rather have a light instead of a roundabout!!! Seems crazy with the speed on 49 to have a round about at the location of Lodestar. A lot of people do not know how to do roundabouts and cut in front of people etc. Yes it flows better than stoplight but at those speeds on 49 seems crazy.

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