PLACERVILLE - El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation will be performing road
work with full road closures and detours on Mosquito Road from the gate at the south side of the
South Fork American River to the north side of the Mosquito Bridge beginning on Monday,
August 14, 2017. Repairs are scheduled to continue through September 22, 2017 with road
closure for the duration of the project.
Access for local residents, visitors, emergency personnel and law enforcement will be available
on Rock Creek Road as an alternate route during the work period. Detour notifications will be
posted approximately one week in advance of the closure, and will be clearly posted and in effect
for the duration of the closure. These closures are necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety
while the County’s contractor performs work on the roadway.
The repairs consist of drainage, roadway, and retaining wall improvements to repair a failed
culvert and section of the roadway just south of the Mosquito Bridge that was damaged during
the storms in January and February earlier this year. The County will also be performing annual
maintenance on the Mosquito Bridge during this closure.
Portable changeable message signs will be placed at the approaches to each end of the work zone
to keep motorists updated on the schedule for full road closures. The County sincerely appreciates
the cooperation and patience of motorists that use these roadway facilities and we apologize for
the inconvenience as a result of this closure.
For questions regarding this construction and maintenance project, please contact the County’s
Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900.