FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Camino – Construction activity next week on the U.S. Highway 50 Camino Safety Project will require blocking westbound left turns onto the highway from Camino Heights Drive.
The contractor, Security Paving, will be extending the concrete median barrier in the acceleration lane at the Camino Heights Drive intersection, which will block left turns onto westbound Highway 50 Monday through Friday, Feb. 7-11, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The median will be extended about 10 feet and a permanent crash absorption system will be installed.
This is a temporary restriction to complete this work.
This safety project consists of installing a continuous 56-inch-high concrete median barrier on a three-mile stretch of Highway 50 from Still Meadows Road to upper Carson Road that will restrict left turns at all at-grade intersections. An undercrossing is being built to provide access north and south of the highway.
A wildlife undercrossing was constructed last September as another safety improvement to reduce animal collisions through the corridor. The replacement of two El Dorado Irrigation District water lines is ongoing.
Caltrans is partnering with the El Dorado County Department of Transportation on the project, with the county providing $7.3 million in funding for local road improvements to connect to the underpass.
Construction on the project started in July 2020. The undercrossing is expected to be open to traffic in August, and full project completion is anticipated by the end of this year. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, availability of equipment and/or materials or other construction-related issues.
District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Check out Caltrans' “QuickMap” for current road conditions and chain requirements at quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the free QuickMap app on the App Store or Google Play. Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).