Carla B. Hass



 (PLACERVILLE, CA) -- El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation (DOT) will continue daily and intermittent traffic controls on Mosquito Road from September 12, 2022 through November 23, 2022. Full road closures will not be needed. The controls are currently scheduled during weekdays, but weekend controls may be needed in the future. 

Traffic control measures will continue to require reversing traffic controls and pilot vehicles along with advanced flaggers, construction signs, and changeable message boards. Various locations of Mosquito Road will utilize these traffic controls at various times and dates from Union Ridge Road to Rock Creek Road. Unless there is a public safety concern, traffic stops are intended to be no longer than ten minutes but could be longer depending upon traffic of slow-moving equipment and wide loads. Traffic will be released as soon as there is safe travel through the work zones. The public should anticipate delays, drive the posted speed limits, and anticipate slowdowns in work zones. The detour via Rock Creek Road continues to be an alternative for which motorists should also expect delays and allow extra time for travel. No traffic controls are anticipated on Rock Creek Road during this time period. 

The traffic controls are necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety during the project. Daily piloted traffic control through the job site with flagger stations at the gates will continue during the construction of project access roads, access trestle, spoils hauling, drainage improvements, and shoulder widenings. The County’s Contractor will also continue scheduling large equipment and material deliveries along with construction of shoulder improvements on Mosquito Road as needed throughout the next several months. Reversing traffic controls will be utilized intermittently until safe passage is available. The public is reminded to reduce speeds and allow extra time for travel on Mosquito Road. 

The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use this roadway, and we apologize for any inconvenience as a result of these traffic controls. For questions regarding this construction, please contact Matt Smeltzer at (530) 621-5900 the County’s Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900 (select Option 3 for Engineering). 


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