For Immediate Release
Camino – Caltrans is hosting a public meeting next week to update the community on the U.S. Highway 50 Camino Safety Project.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 3520 Carson Road in Camino.
Scheduled speakers include El Dorado County Supervisor Wendy Thomas, Caltrans North Region Construction Chief Andy Alvarado, El Dorado County Transportation Commission Executive Director Woodrow Deloria, El Dorado County Department of Transportation Director Rafael Martinez and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Crawford.
Alvarado will provide a presentation detailing the status of the project and plans moving forward. The community will be able to ask questions of Caltrans and El Dorado County staff members following the presentation.
This $55 million project consists of installing a continuous concrete median barrier on Highway 50 from Still Meadows Road to Carson Road that will eliminate left-hand turns at at-grade intersections. A new undercrossing is being built to provide access north and south of the highway. The project also includes drainage improvements, a wildlife undercrossing and local road improvements.
The El Dorado County Department of Transportation provided $7.3 million in funding for the project. Construction started in August 2020 and completion is expected by December 2022.