(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation will be performing a safety
improvement project on Silver Fork Road south of U.S. Highway 50 that will require a four-hour, full road
closure event Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM. Silver Fork Road traffic from U.S. Highway 50
will be held on Kyburz Drive during these four hours.
The continuing construction work will require 24-hour lane closures with signalized one-way reversing traffic
control for which motorists should expect delays, as well as four separate, four-hour closure events.
“The closures are necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety while the County’s contractor performs
construction work on the bridge over the South Fork of the American River and adjoining roadway between
U.S. Highway 50 and Robin Circle,” said Department of Transportation Director, Rafael Martinez.
Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and expect delays during reversing traffic control
and road closures. Motorists are also advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone in order
to arrive at their destinations on time. Signalized one-way reversing traffic control is expected to be in effect
for the duration of the project including nights and weekends, except during the full road closures. The project
is anticipated to be completed in early October.
The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use this roadway and we
apologize for any inconvenience as a result of these closures.
For questions regarding this repair and construction, please contact the County’s Transportation main line at
(530) 621-5900 (select Option 3 for Engineering).
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