(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County's Department of Transportation today announced it has accelerated its bridge rehabilitation project on Silver Fork Road south of U.S. Highway 50 by four days. Previously scheduled for October 2nd, 2018, the project will take place Friday, September 28th, 2018. This third, four-hour full road closure event will occur between 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM for Stage 2 bridge girder removal. Silver Fork Road traffic from U.S. Highway 50 will be held on Kyburz Drive during these four hours.
The continuing construction work will require 24-hour lane closures with signalized one-way reversing traffic control for which motorists should expect delays, as well as four separate, four-hour closure events. The closures are necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety while the County's contractor performs construction work on the bridge over the South Fork of the American River and adjoining roadway between U.S. Highway 50 and Robin Circle.
Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and expect delays during reversing traffic control and road closures. Motorists are also advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone in order to arrive at their destinations on time. Signalized one-way reversing traffic control is expected to be in effect for the duration of the project including nights and weekends, except during the full road closures. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid-November.
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 closures.
For questions regarding this repair and construction, please contact the County's Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900 (select Option 3 for Engineering).
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