Roadway Paving Work Beginning This Weekend on State Route 49


California State Route 49

District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Raquel Borrayo
Phone:  (530) 701-5209


For Immediate Release

Auburn – Caltrans is advising motorists of scheduled paving work on State Route 49 (SR-49) in Auburn from the Interstate 80 separation to Dry Creek Road.

Beginning Sunday night, construction crews will begin final paving work on all lanes of a 4.2-mile segment of SR-49. Work is scheduled nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday night through Saturday morning. Motorists should anticipate alternating lane closures in both the north- and southbound directions with one lane remaining open in each direction during work periods. The paving work is expected to last for two weeks with travel delays anticipated.

Crews began gridding off the top layer of asphalt in May in preparation for final paving work. Electrical crews also continue to work on replacing traffic signal timing loops with a camera sensor system that will better regulate signal timing along this section of the corridor. Traffic signal work is expected to continue for several more weeks.   

The work is part of a $42.4 million project to rehabilitate existing pavement and drainage, improve operational features and upgrade pedestrian and bicycle facilities from the Interstate 80/SR 49 interchange to Dry Creek Road in Auburn. Completion is expected this summer.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department 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 from the App Store or Google Play.