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October 1, 2012
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Sierra roadwork schedule


week of Oct. 1

LONG-TERM PROJECTS

State Highway 49 (Nevada County) — Work has resumed on the $29 million Highway 49/La Barr Meadows Project that will widen State Route 49 to four lanes between Little Valley Road and Norambagua Way, just south of Grass Valley. The project includes a signalized intersection at La Barr Meadows Road, widening of shoulders, right- turn pockets and new sound walls. Completion is expected by fall 2012. No traffic interfering work is scheduled. All work is taking place behind cement barriers.

Interstate 80 (Placer and Nevada counties) — from Carpenter Flat to Hampshire Rock: Work continues on the $105 million Emigrant Gap project on Interstate 80. Work includes total roadway replacement with Portland Cement Concrete, improving the drainage systems and installing new sediment/debris collection systems. Completion is expected in the fall of 2013. Motorists are reminded that this construction zone is posted at 55 mph and is a no passing zone.

On westbound Interstate 80, all through passenger vehicles will be detoured to a single lane on the eastbound side of Interstate 80. All commercial, large vehicles or vehicles towing will stay on the single remaining lane on the westbound side. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area. Make your lane choice in advance of Nyack to avoid last minute lane changes.

On westbound Interstate 80 at State Route 20 — Motorists can expect the westbound off-ramp closed from September 25 through October 10. A contractor is scheduled to do miscellaneous construction work. A detour is available.

SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

State Route 20 (Nevada County) from the Yuba County line to Interstate 80 — Motorists can expect intermittent one-way traffic controls from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do miscellaneous maintenance work.

State Route 20 (Nevada County) from the Bennett Street to Bank Street — Motorists can expect the #2 lane and right shoulder closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A contractor is scheduled to do shoulder work.

State Route 49 (Nevada County) from Oakhurst/Linnet Lane to the Middle Fork Yuba River Bridge — Motorists can expect the north and southbound #1 closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do shoulder work.

Interstate 80 (Placer and Nevada counties) from Alta to the South Yuba River — Motorists can expect various east and westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Friday. A contractor is scheduled to do grinding operations.

State Route 174 (Nevada County) from the Bear River bridge to Highway 49 — Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls from 6 a.m. Sunday through 11:59 p.m. Saturday. A contractor is scheduled to do grinding and paving work.

For more information, visit the Caltrans website at: www.dot.ca.gov.


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