Culvert Repair Work Scheduled on Highway 49


California State Route 49

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Steve Nelson
Phone:  (530) 701-9459       


For Immediate Release

Coloma – Construction is scheduled to start next week to repair a collapsed culvert on State Highway 49 just south of Coloma in El Dorado County. 

Motorists should expect one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with delays of up to 10 minutes. Work may also carry over into the following week.

A new 18-inch reinforced concrete pipe will be installed to replace the failed 34-foot culvert. Doug Veerkamp General Engineering of Cameron Park is the contractor. The cost of the project is $150,000.  

Caltrans reminds motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and avoid distracted driving. The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.  Check out Caltrans' “QuickMap” for current road conditions and chain requirements at or download the free QuickMap app on the App Store or Google Play.