Here’s what planned to ease traffic congestion at I-80 and Highway 65
The offramp from northbound Highway 65 to the Roseville Galleria will be closed more than three full days as Caltrans continues a $50 million improvement project that’s adding a third lane to a northbound stretch of the freeway.
The offramp, which exits onto Galleria Boulevard in Roseville and onto Stanford Ranch Road in Rocklin, will be closed for construction 10 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Thursday, Caltrans said.
The recommended detour is to turn around at the next freeway exit, Caltrans says. Northbound drivers are advised to go past the Galleria, take the Pleasant Grove Boulevard exit, re-enter Highway 65 in the southbound direction and exit at the offramp, which is open from that direction.
Delays could be considerable. The southbound Pleasant Grove onramp is one of three ramps for which Caltrans put all-day metering in place starting April 8. That ramp and the southbound onramps at Blue Oaks and Sunset boulevards are now metered from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.
“It’s just intense all the time,” Caltrans spokeswoman Deanna Shoopman told The Bee earlier this month.
Highway 65 near Interstate 80 is often congested well outside of standard commute hours. The project will add a third lane to the highway’s northbound direction.