FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO COUNTY – Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Paintersville and Steamboat Slough bridges on State Route 160 near Courtland will be to closed to vehicle and waterway traffic nightly next week.
Additional construction is needed to maintain and keep the bridge operational.
Bridgework is scheduled nightly requiring a full-closure 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from October 19 – 23. No vehicle traffic will be able to cross the bridges 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
PAINTERSVILLE CLOSURE SCHEDULE:
- 7 p.m. to 6 a.m
- October 19 and 20
STEAMBOAT SLOUGH BRIDGE CLOSURE:
- 7 p.m. to 6 a.m
- October 21, 22, and 23
The Walnut Grove, Steamboat Slough and Paintersville Bridges will not be closed at the same time. The alternate route will be the remaining bridges left open while one bridge is being worked on.
These delta bridges were 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 alternate 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).