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Sierra roadwork


Sierra roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 21:

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 spring 2013. No traffic-interfering work is scheduled.

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. No traffic-interfering work is scheduled.

Short-term projects

State Route 20 (Placer County) from Bank Street to Bennett Street: Motorists can expect the east and westbound No. 2 lanes closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A contractor is scheduled to do shoulder work.

State Route 49 (El Dorado and Placer County) from the Bear River Bridge to State Route 193 in Cool: Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls in various locations from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do miscellaneous work.

State Route 49 (Sierra County) from the North Yuba River Bridge to Union Flat Campground: Motorists can expect one-way traffic controls from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do tree work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from Floriston to the Sierra County line: Motorists can expect the eastbound No. 2 lane closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do sweeping operations.

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from State Route 193 to Gold Run: Motorists can expect various east and westbound lane closures from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do miscellaneous maintenance work.

Interstate 80 (Placer County) at Bowman Road: Motorists can expect various east and westbound lane closures from 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday. A contractor is scheduled to do bridge work.

State Route 174 (Placer County) from Interstate 80 to the Nevada County line: Motorist can expect one-way traffic controls from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do miscellaneous maintenance work.

Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network at 800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit the Caltrans website at:www.dot.ca.gov"> www.dot.ca.gov

For the latest chain control information in the northern Sierra, visit the Caltrans District 3 North Region Winter Operations website located at:www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/controlmp.htm

The Union staff


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The Union Updated Sep 1, 2013 09:49AM Published Jan 21, 2013 10:03AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.