Safety Project Starts Monday for Highway 99 Near Lomo Crossing


California State Route 49

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


For Immediate Release

SUTTER COUNTY – Caltrans is alerting motorists that around-the-clock construction work is scheduled early next week for a safety project at the intersection of State Highway 99 and Live Oak Boulevard/Encinal Road near the Lomo Railroad Crossing.

Crews plan to work from 7 p.m. Monday, May 24 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 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, crews will place painted splitter islands at Live Oak and Highway 99 and Encinal and Highway 99. These islands will allow only right turns onto Highway 99 from the local roads. Motorists also will be unable to cross the highway between Live Oak and Encinal.

During the roadwork, Live Oak Boulevard and Encinal Road will be closed temporarily at Highway 99. Motorists traveling on Live Oak Boulevard will be directed to Eager Road to access Highway 99. Live Oak Boulevard will be open to local traffic only between Eager Road and Highway 99. Motorists should use alternate routes to access Encinal Road to and from Highway 99.

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. Motorists should drive with caution in the area and be alert for crews and construction equipment working in the center median.

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. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play