Caltrans Press Release 17-170

Release Date: 6/8/2017
District: 3
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566

UPDATE: Highway 50 to be Closed due to Increased Slide Activity

Section of Roadway Damaged by Winter Storms

EL DORADO COUNTY – Work to clear a section of U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County will increase over the next few days after new slide activity at the location today.

More than 50 truckloads of new debris fell onto the westbound lane of Highway 50 at Alder Creek, a rural location between White Hall and Kyburz. It’s a two-lane section of the highway currently separated by temporary concrete barriers.

The westbound lane is closed due to the debris and traffic is being controled by flaggers under reversing one-way controls. Motorists should expect delays traveling through the work zone, especially as traffic increases over the weekend.

Caltrans and its emergency contractor, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering, Inc., will work long hours over the next several days to clear the debris off the roadway and stabilize the slope.