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ommunity members are invited to view a virtual open house video presentation for the State Route 49 Comprenhensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (SR 49 CMCP).

The virtual open house outlines the process for developing the SR 49 CMCP, which is a long-term transportation plan for the Highway 49 corridor between Auburn and Grass Valley. Future projects are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving livability in the community through operational improvements, technological advancements and increased multimodal options such as bike and pedestrian facilities, local and express bus routes, and passenger and freight rail. The CMCP also is developed with equity in mind to minimize impacts to underserved communities.

In addition to the virtual open house, a survey is currently underway through September 30, 2021 to solicit valuable feedback from community members that will guide future project development.

The SR 49 CMCP covers approximately 25 miles of the Highway 49 corridor — beginning in Auburn in Placer County at the junction of Interstate 80 and ending in Nevada County at the Highway 20 junction in Grass Valley. The corridor also is near the Amtrak Auburn-Conheim Station and the Grass Valley Transit Transfer Facility.

The SR 49 CMCP website is live and will include the virtual open house video and public survey through September 30 at www.Hwy49CorridorPlan.com.

For more information about the SR 49 CMCP, contact Will Schilling, Corridor Planning Manager, at will.schilling@dot.ca.gov or (530) 821-8409.