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Hwy. 49 paving project under way

COOL – An 11-mile stretch of State Highway 49 between Cool and Coloma is being repaved this season as part of the California Department of Transportation’s commitment to a “fix it first” strategy of preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. Work has begun on the project and is expected to extend through […]

Watch out for wildlife while driving this winter

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are cautioning motorists of an unusually high number of collisions between drivers and wildlife on mountain highways this autumn. The increase has been particularly notable on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 in Placer and El Dorado counties. “There were an unprecedented 23 incidents involving […]

Sly Park bridge: Demolition due for other half

POLLOCK PINES — The California Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Sly Park Road will be closed to through traffic at the U.S. Highway 50 undercrossing due to bridge demolition work this week.

During demolition work this week, Sly Park Road is scheduled to be closed to through traffic overnight …

Smith Flat Road closed for bridge work in Placerville

PLACERVILLE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists of a long-term detour for access to Smith Flat Road in Placerville due to bridge work on U.S. Highway 50 at the undercrossing. Beginning April 10 at 7 a.m., Smith Flat Road will be closed to through traffic at the Highway 50 Overcrossing for […]

Varying ramp closures for Sly Park Rd.

POLLOCK PINES – Caltrans is advising motorists of scheduled ramp and lane closures this week on U.S. Highway 50 in Pollock Pines due to construction. Beginning the night of April 7 on-ramp and off-ramp closures have been approved at Sly Park Road from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. the next day. All ramps won’t be […]

Meetings to update public on Highway 89 Project March 26

TAHOE CITY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Southwest Gas Corporation will be co-hosting two meetings on Wednesday, March 26 to update the public on a project to improve State Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. The meetings will be held at the Tahoe City Public Utility District office at 221 Fairway […]

Contract awarded for Sly Park Undercrossing Bridge Replacement Project

POLLOCK PINES — Viking Construction of Rancho Cordova has been awarded the contract to construct a new bridge on U.S. Highway 50 at the Sly Park Road undercrossing in Pollock Pines, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Wednesday. Viking submitted the lowest bid at $5.2 million. The total cost of the project is estimated […]

Caltrans highlights key infrastructure projects of 2013

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans highlighted a few transportation infrastructure projects completed in 2013 to help improve mobility, safety and sustainability throughout California’s transportation system. “From opening new tunnels and bridges to repairing structures damaged by catastrophic fire, Caltrans helped strengthen and preserve California’s great transportation infrastructure,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “With this […]

Two projects completed in Tahoe, others in winter suspension

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — As the 2013 construction season came to a close in the Lake Tahoe Basin, contractors for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) put the finishing touches on two highway improvement projects and going into winter suspension on several others. Project highlights include: • In South Lake Tahoe, two miles of U.S. Highway […]

Hwy 50: Signal shift to ease fall backups

Famous El Dorado County destinations such as Apple Hill, the Rubicon Trail and South Lake Tahoe are now easier to reach. In consultation with the El Dorado County Transportation Commission, El Dorado County and the city of Placerville, Caltrans recently retimed the signal lights on U.S. Highway 50 in Placerville to facilitate eastbound and westbound […]

Move over and slow for cone zone

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones safer. According to published reports, since Sept. 16 four incidents, all of which were preventable, resulted in injuries to 15 persons: • On […]

Feds reward California with near-record $155M

SACRAMENTO — The California State Transportation Agency joined the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in announcing that the federal government has rewarded California with a near-record $155 million in transportation funding after the state met all its 2013 transportation project federal deadlines. “The federal government has rewarded Caltrans — yet again — for using all […]

Sand vault installations begins on Highway 89 project in Lake Tahoe

HOMEWOOD — Work is set to begin next week installing drainage sand vaults on State Highway 89 as part of the multi-year, $41 million project on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced recetnly. Work started in 2012 at the El Dorado/Placer County line and is scheduled to finish in Tahoe […]

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