Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects

Latest Construction News

Upcoming Lane Closures

August 15 –19

State Route 20 (Browns Valley, Yuba County) between Marysville Road and Timbuctoo Road: Motorists may expect one-traffic control from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for rumble strip installation work.

Looking Ahead: Adding Rumble Strips

Construction crews are scheduled to wrap up final paving work on Saturday, August 13. 

Crews will be installing rubble strips the Monday, August 15 through Friday. No Saturday work is anticipated. 

Again, a pilot vehicle will be leading motorists during reversing, one-way traffic control. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Please be alert for flaggers at each end of the construction zone during traffic control. 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.

Caltrans is reminding motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.”

The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.
Please let your friends, family members, neighbors, associates and others know they can receive FixYuba20 construction updates emailed to their inbox every week by signing up with Caltrans Public Information Officer Gilbert Mohtes-Chan at gilbert.mohtes-chan@dot.ca.gov

Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit Caltrans’ QuickMap website.

Photos of the Week

Photo of Caltrans crew working on pavement grinding and paving on State Route 20 between Marysville Road and Timbuctoo Road in Browns Valley

Photo of Caltrans crew working on pavement grinding and paving on State Route 20 between Marysville Road and Timbuctoo Road in Browns Valley

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.

About the Projects

Highway 20 Browns Valley Project

Location

Marysville Road to the Parks Bar Bridge

What We are Doing

  • Resurface, restore and rehabilitate a 4.5-mile section of roadway
  • Widen shoulders to a standard 8-foot width
  • Construct a new Dry Creek Bridge that meets current design standards and has a multi-use pathway
  • Straighten the curve between Stacy Ann Drive and Sicard Flat Road
  • Flatten the slope of the roadway between Valhalla Way and Digger Pine Lane

Project Cost

Total cost is estimated at $65.5 million in state and federal funds, including $4.9 million in Senate Bill 1 funds.

Project Schedule

Begin Construction:  Spring 2020
Finish Construction:  Fall 2022

Highway 20 Timbuctoo

Location

From the Parks Bar Bridge at the Yuba River east of Smartsville Road

What We Are Doing

  • Upgrade a two-mile section of roadway
  • Straighten curves on a section of the highway
  • Widen segments of highway to create uniform 12-foot wide lanes
  • Widen shoulders to a standard 8-foot width
  • Construct a new bridge on the realigned section of highway
  • Increase sight distances for motorists traveling on the highway

Project Cost

Total cost is estimated at $55.4 million in state and federal funds.

Project Schedule

Begin Construction:  Spring 2020
Finish Construction:  2023

Highway 20 Loma Rica Project 

Location

Loma Rica Road to Spring Valley Road

What We Are Doing

  • Rebuild 4.4 lane miles of highway
  • Widen shoulders to 8 feet
  • Install centerline rumble strips
  • Extend, replace and upsize culverts
  • Provide a 20-foot clear recovery zone
  • Flatten roadway humps to provide adequate sight distance

Project Cost

Total cost is estimated at $16.8 million in federal and state funds, including funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

Project Schedule

Begin Construction:  Spring 2019
Project Completed

Project Contacts

Johny Tan Project Manager
(916) 396-9494
Johny.Tan@dot.ca.gov

Gilbert Mohtes-Chan Public Information Officer
(530) 682-6145
Gilbert.Mohtes-Chan@dot.ca.gov