Extended hours for Highway 65 on-ramp meters

Updated March 25, 2019
In a continued effort to help relieve congestion and allow safe merging on Highway 65, Caltrans has extended the hours of southbound Highway 65 on-ramp meters. This change began Monday, April 8.

Metering now occurs Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the following on-ramps. These meters are traffic responsive and rates change based on current conditions. 

  - Eastbound and westbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard
  - Eastbound and westbound Blue Oaks Boulevard
  - Eastbound and westbound Sunset Boulevard (Rocklin)

This is the first time Caltrans has initiated midday and weekend metering for freeway on-ramps in the greater Sacramento Valley region.

Additionally, the $50 million Interstate 80/Highway 65 Phase 1 Interchange Improvements Project is currently under construction and slated to be complete in 2020. This phase, which helps alleviate northbound congestion on Highway 65 from the interchange to Pleasant Grove Boulevard, will be completed using the last remaining funding for regional highway improvements. No additional improvements will be constructed for southbound 65, the remainder of the $400 million interchange project, or widening of Highway 65 to Lincoln without an alternative source of local funding.

 “We anticipate that these metering times will relieve some of the congestion. However, traffic will continue to be a problem in the area until we make meaningful investment in our transportation infrastructure.  Projects like the I-80/SR 65 Interchange project will improve traffic congestion and safety for today’s travelers and those in the future. However, to fully fund this project we will need to find a local funding source to compete for state and federal funding,” says Roseville Mayor John Allard. “Gas taxes help us repair our roads, but do not provide a means to fund the planned expansion of Highway 65.”