District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: (530) 741-4566; (530) 701-9459
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ECHO SUMMIT – Caltrans is alerting the motoring public of a schedule change to its bridge construction project on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.
Beginning Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., work will take place around the clock until 10 a.m. Friday. There will be no weekend work, but the same schedule will resume the following week. Flaggers will be doing one-way reversing traffic control with delays of up to 20 minutes. The contractor will be excavating the roadway to build the bridge abutments.
This $14.1 million project is replacing the existing sidehill viaduct, which was built in 1939, with a structure that meets current seismic standards. Construction started in May and will be completed either this fall or next spring.
Weather or other unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. For more information on the project, visit Way2Tahoe on Twitter @way2Tahoe or on Facebook/Way2Tahoe.