Yuba 20 Corridor Roadway Projects

Latest Construction News

LOOKING AHEAD: Working into the Weekend As Fall Approaches

With summer making way to fall this coming Tuesday, crews are working six days a week so they can get as much activity done as possible before the winter rains slow construction in Browns Valley and Timbuctoo.

Most of the work is likely to stop during the winter. At Caltrans, we call it winter suspension.

We’re reminding motorists and residents that crews are working on Saturdays and they can anticipate the travel delays and the usual construction noise on those weekend days.

To prepare for the winter season, crews have been busy putting in erosion control measures, including draping over hillsides. You also may have noticed the “green  stuff” sprayed along the side of the highway and on hillsides over the past couple months.

Crews perform hydroseeding along the hillside for the Timbuctoo project.

That is hydroseed being applied to control rainwater run-off and help rebuild the organic matter back into the ground. This mixture holds new seed and fertilizes the seed to ensure germination and root growth.

Hydroseed mixtures are designed for filling graded areas quickly and preventing tough invasive plants from overwhelming these locations.

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” 

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES

September 21 – 26

State Route 20 (Browns Valley, Yuba County) between Marysville Road and Timbuctoo Road: Motorists may expect intermittent one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for roadway excavation, drainage and grading work.

September 21 – 26

State Route 20 (Yuba County) between the Parks Bar Bridge over the Yuba River and Lower Smartsville Road: Motorists can expect intermittent one-way traffic control from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for miscellaneous 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