EL DORADO COUNTY MOSQUITO ROAD TEMPORARY FULL CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 6-7, 2023
(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County's Department of Transportation (DOT) will close Mosquito Road at the gates, approximately 0.6 miles from the bridge on the north side and approximately 0.8 miles from the bridge on the south side, from 6:00 am on Saturday, May 6, 2023 through 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The public should anticipate delays, drive the posted speed limits, and must utilize the detour via Rock Creek Road. No traffic controls are anticipated on Rock Creek Road during the closure period. Changeable message signs on Mosquito Road at both sides of the Project are currently showing this information. If the work is completed early and the full closure is not needed through Sunday, the messages will be changed to notify traffic that the road is open.
May 6, 2023
May 7, 2023
"This Mosquito Road closure is necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety during crane assembly and inspection on Mosquito Road north of the Mosquito Road Bridge. The public is reminded to reduce speeds and allow extra time for travel on Rock Creek Road during the weekend," said Rafael Martinez, director of the Department of Transportation.
Additionally, crane equipment mobilization will be intermittent during the day from Wednesday May 3, 2023 through Friday May 5, 2023. One piloted truck load from Quintet through Swansboro on Mosquito Road and smaller piloted truck loads up Rock Creek Road will deliver to the north staging areas. Flaggers and traffic control signage will be utilized as needed during the staging and unloading operations.
During daytime hours, Project activities adjacent to Mosquito Road will continue to require reversing traffic controls, flaggers, construction signs, and changeable message boards as needed. Various locations of Mosquito Road will utilize these traffic controls at various times and dates from Union Ridge Road to Rock Creek Road.
Unless there is a public safety concern, traffic stops are intended to be between five and ten minutes. Delays could be up to twenty minutes depending upon traffic of slow-moving equipment and wide loads. Traffic will be released as soon as there is safe travel through the work zones.
The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use these roadways, and we apologize for any inconvenience created by these traffic controls. For questions regarding this construction, please contact the County's Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900 (select Option 3 for Engineering).
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