Paintersville Bridge Scheduled for 60 Day Full Closure (07/30/2020)


State Route 160 Sign

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Dennis Keaton
Phone:  (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5252
Contact:  Angela Daprato
Phone:  (916) 826-3093



SACRAMENTO COUNTY – Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Paintersville bridge on State Route 160 in Courtland is scheduled for a 60-day full closure beginning next week.

The bridge remains safe for travel. Additional construction is needed to maintain and keep the bridge operational. A contractor is scheduled to do structure retrofit, install CIDH (Cast-In-Drilled-Hole Piles), and concrete piles.

The work is part of an overall larger project for the seismic retrofit of four bridges. Paintersville, the SR-160 North Sacramento Undercrossing and the I-5 Mokelumne River Bridges (two-both directions) at the San Joaquin and Sacramento County Line


  • August 3, 2020, 12:01 a.m. through October 1, 2020, 12:01 a.m.


  • Walnut Grove and Steamboat Slough Bridges south of the Paintersville Bridge.

Paintersville Bridge is a delta bridge originally constructed in the early 1920s and then reconstructed or refurbished in the early 1950s.  Caltrans urges motorists to plan accordingly and to use suggested detours. Current truck restrictions will apply.

Due to additional travel time during the closure, Caltrans suggests using Interstate 5 as an alternate route in Sacramento County.

California legal trucks having a kingpin-to-rear-axle of more than 30 feet are not recommended on State Route 160.

Weather conditions could delay or cancel scheduled work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” For motorists using the State Route 84 Real McCoy and SR-220 Ryer Island Ferries as a bridge detour, additional ferry information is located on our Caltrans Delta Ferries website.

Bay Area motorists can check 511SFBAY or follow Caltrans District 4 on Twitter. In the Sacramento region, Caltrans District 3 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.