Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects

Latest Construction News

Looking Ahead (May 6, 2022): Temporary Lane Reduction & Festival Traffic

Motorists are being alerted that the four-lane truck climbing lane section between Peoria Road and Sicard Flat Road will be reduced temporarily to one lane in each direction in the coming weeks.

Crews plan to work on the side of the roadway on this one-mile stretch of Highway 20 through mid-summer. The lane reduction will provide a safety buffer for crews and motorists during construction activity.

The truck climbing section will return after contractor Teichert Construction completes final paving and striping work on the entire stretch of the project area between Marysville Road and the Parks Bar Bridge at the Yuba River.

 During this spring and summer, crews also will be wrapping up work on the new Dry Creek Bridge and doing erosion control and other miscellaneous tasks.

As a reminder, the construction zone speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph. Please Be Work Zone Alert for crews and equipment working in the area.

Motorists should allow additional travel time through the area. We will update everyone about upcoming traffic-interferring work.

MUSIC FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ALERT: We’re warning motorists to be alert for intermittent heavy vehicle traffic and pedestrians next weekend around the entrances to Sycamore Ranch and Hammon Grove county parks at the west end of the construction zone. The annual Untz Festival is taking place May 13 to 15 at Sycamore Ranch. Festival goers will be using Hammon Grove for parking. Yuba County and law enforcement officials will be coordinating traffic control in the area. 

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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 $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:  Summer 2023

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