UPDATE: State Route 160 Paintersville Bridge Scheduled to Re-open (09/28/2020)


State Route 160 Sign

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



SACRAMENTO COUNTY – Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Paintersville bridge on State Route 160 in Courtland is still closed to vehicle traffic through midnight, October 4.

After October 4, additional construction is needed to maintain and keep the bridge operational.

Bridgework will continue with a nightly full-closure 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from  October 5 - 23. No vehicle traffic will be able to cross the bridge during these nighttime to early morning hours.

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


  • Re-opens for daytime use at midnight October 4.
  • Nightly closures begin October 5 - 23. Between 8 p.m. to 6 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.

Caltrans urges motorists to use the detour option of Walnut Grove and Steamboat Slough Bridges or using Interstate 5 in Sacramento County as an alternate route.

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.  Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).