(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Department of Transportation today announced the full
closure of Bucks Bar Road beginning Monday, December 11th, 2017 and last through Sunday, December
24th, 2017, weather permitting.
“Last winter was the worst in 20 years, in terms of damage to the 1,080 miles of County roads,” said
Rafael Martinez, Department of Transportation Director. “While the closure is a temporary inconvenience
to residents and motorists in that area, we must make the repairs to ensure the road’s safety for travelers.”
Changeable message signs placed in the vicinity last week provide notice of the length of closure. They
are located at Bucks Bar Road/Pleasant Valley Road and at Mt. Aukum Road/Grizzly Flat Road/Bucks
Bar Road. Residents on the east side of the closure will access their home from Bucks Bar Road. While
residents on the west side of the Bucks Bar Road closure will access their homes using the detour of
Pleasant Valley Road to Mt. Aukum Road to Bucks Bar Road.
Repairs include replacing the failed culvert under Bucks Bar Road which is approximately 10-feet deep,
rebuilding the roadway structural section and placing asphalt concrete on the road. Additionally, a new
drainage system will be constructed west of the existing failed culvert that will also go under Bucks Bar
Road. This new system will help mitigate storm water so that it does not overwhelm the existing system.
“The full closure of Bucks Bar Road will be safer for construction of such a deep drainage system and will
effectively reduce the time it takes to construct the project thereby lessening the time the public will be
inconvenienced,” said Martinez.
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