Safety Project Ahead for Highway 99 Near Lomo Railroad Crossing


California State Route 99

District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 682-6145

SUTTER COUNTY — Caltrans is alerting motorists about the upcoming construction of a safety project at the intersection of State Highway 99 and Live Oak Boulevard/Encinal Road near the Lomo Railroad Crossing.

During the week of May 24, crews are scheduled to replace the left turn lanes in the center median with flexible delineators, rumble strips and double-yellow striping. These features will prohibit motorists from making a left turn from southbound Highway 99 to Live Oak Boulevard and a left turn from northbound Highway 99 to Encinal Road. Motorists should use alternate routes to access Live Oak Boulevard or Encinal Road.

In addition, painted splitter islands will be placed at Live Oak and Highway 99 and Encinal and Highway 99. These islands will allow only right turns from Live Oak to northbound Highway 99 and from Encinal to southbound Highway 99.

Motorists also will be unable to cross the highway between Live Oak and Encinal.

The $100,000 safety project is aimed at improving safety and traffic operations and reducing the number and severity of collisions at the intersection. Chrisp Co. of Fremont is the contractor. The roadwork is expected to take about a week to complete.

Caltrans will provide construction updates on portable roadside message boards on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or postpone work. Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.