Expect Delays for Paving Work on State Highway 20 in Browns Valley


California State Route 20

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



Yuba County — Caltrans is alerting motorists to expect daytime traffic control next week on State Highway 20 in the Browns Valley area for final roadway paving work.

Construction crews will be conducting reversing, one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at various locations between Marysville Road and the Parks Bar Bridge at the Yuba River. The contractor may extend roadwork into Saturday. Motorists should expect 15- to 20-minute delays.

Flaggers at each end of the construction zone will be used along with a pilot vehicle. Motorists are reminded that pilot vehicles are to be followed at all times within the project zone for the safety of construction crews and travelers. Failure to follow pilot vehicles may result in a $220 citation with traffic fines doubled in construction zones.

The construction schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment or material availability or other unexpected events.

The work is part of a $61.5 million project funded in part by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, to straighten and flatten roadway curves and slopes, widen shoulders, construct a new bridge and rehabilitate a 4.7-mile section of roadway in the Browns Valley area. Construction is expected to be completed by early fall.

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.


Map of construction zone where motorists can expect 15 to 20 minute delays due to traffic control throughout August on State Highway 20 in the Browns Valley area for final roadway grinding, paving and striping work.