Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects

Latest Construction News

LOOKING AHEAD:  Festival Traffic in Browns Valley Construction Area

The electronic music of underground bass bands such as Hawk, Digital Ethos and Hullabaloo are expected to attract hundreds of concertgoers early next month to the UNTZ Festival 2021 at Sycamore Ranch near Highway 20 and Browns Valley School Road – the west end of the Browns Valley construction zone.

Yuba County officials told Caltrans this past week the festival anticipates about 500 cars, pick-ups, SUVs and campers to travel to the venue. On average, more than 8,000 vehicles travel through this area every day.

Visitors will start arriving around 4 p.m. on Friday, June 4 and set up camp at Sycamore Valley Ranch and neighboring Hammon Grove Park, according to the festival’s website. Some fans will arrive at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5. Campers must exit the site by 3 p.m., Monday June 7. Organizers say they are arranging to hire the California Highway Patrol to handle traffic control on Friday.

Motorists may expect some traffic delays in the area, where construction of the new Dry Creek Bridge is underway. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol are reviewing traffic management plans by festival organizers.

We’ll provide updates about festival traffic in the construction area and other project information soon on our new FixYuba20 website. Stay tuned for details.

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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” 

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES

May 10 –11

State Route 20 (Browns Valley, Yuba County) between Marysville Road and Timbuctoo Road: East- and westbound motorists may expect intermittent one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday and Tuesday for highway construction work.

About the Projects

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:  Winter 2022

 

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 $56.1 million in state and federal funds, including $5.7 million in Senate Bill 1 funds.

Project Schedule

Begin Construction:  Spring 2020
Finish Construction:  Winter 2022

 

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
Finish Construction:  Winter 2020

Project Contacts

Johny Tan Project Manager
(530) 741-5120
Johny.Tan@dot.ca.gov

Gilbert Mohtes-Chan Public Information Officer
(530) 741-4571
Gilbert.Mohtes-Chan@dot.ca.gov