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 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.
Marked detours will be in place. Motorists who need to access Sly Park Road on either side of the undercrossing will need to exit Highway 50 at Ridgeway Drive to the west or Old Carson Road to the east.
The work is part of a $15.1 million project to replace the existing structure, which was built in 1964 and has shown signs of deterioration.
The new bridge is being constructed with precast and prestressed girder. The project will also add sidewalks and curb ramps to both sides of Sly Park Road and improve sight distance for motorists on Highway 50.
The contractor, Viking Construction, began work in April. Completion is expected late this year.