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$6.2 million OK’d to widen Bell Road

A plan moved forward Tuesday to widen Bell Road to four lanes to make it easier for Highway 49 commuters to reach Interstate 80 and avoid congested north Auburn.

Placer County supervisors approved $6.2 million in funding for the road widening between the two highways, said Tim Kiser, a senior civil engineer for the county.



“We’re basically doubling the (road’s) size, so it should improve the current situation,” he said.




Earth-moving could begin in the last week of this month or first week of May, he said. The plan is to finish most of the construction work this summer.

“We will be maintaining two lanes of traffic at all times on Bell Road,” Kiser said.

Placer County supervisors awarded the construction contract to the low bidder, Sacramento-based Teichert Construction.


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