Development Services

Steve Nelson

(530) 741-4566

EL DORADO COUNTY – Caltrans is advising motorists to expect delays on U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County due to the deterioration of the westbound lanes.  

The slope supporting the highway at Bridal Veil Falls, two miles east of Fresh Pond, slipped several feet last week, requiring the closure of the eastbound #2 lane. The damage has increased this week, impacting the #1 lane.

This section of the highway will be under one-way reversing traffic controls today as contractor Doug Veerkamp Engineering, Inc. sets up k-rail for the work site, and it will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the next few months as repair work is performed to stabilize the slope.

Motorists should check highway conditions before traveling in the mountains by using QuickMap or calling 1-800-427-ROAD. Caltrans will issue updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Click here to view or print Caltrans Press Release