Caltrans Press Release 17-169

Release Date: 6/7/2017
District: 3
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566

Overnight Closure Scheduled for State Highway 193 Repair Work

Section of Roadway Damaged by Winter Storms

EL DORADO COUNTY – A full overnight closure of State Highway 193 outside of Placerville in El Dorado County is scheduled for Thursday night into early Friday morning.

The highway between Chili Bar and the junction with Highway 49 in Placerville will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday and reopen by 6 a.m. Friday. The closure is to accommodate heavy equipment pouring concrete as construction continues on a 300-foot retaining wall to stabilize the slope that gave away under the highway this past winter, taking part of the northbound lane with it.

During the full closure, the detour at the intersection of Highways 49 and 193 In Placerville will be Highway 49 north to Marshall Road to Garden Valley Road to 193 south. 

The detour for the closure at Chili Bar on 193 will 

193 north to Garden Valley Road to Marshall Road to 49 south (see detour map attached).

Work on the $2.9 million emergency contract is expected to last through the end of August. After completion of the retaining wall, work will begin in July to rebuild the damaged section of highway.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap  or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play