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El Dorado County to Close Portion of Pony Express Trail

Temporary closure from Aug. 27-Oct.; open to residents and emergency vehicles

Department:
Transportation

Date:
8/23/2018
Contact:
Carla Hass

Phone:
(530) 621-4609

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation will be performing road work requiring a full road closure on Pony Express Trail, approximately ¼ mile east of Sly Park Road. Work is anticipated to begin on Monday, August 27, 2018 and continue through October 2018. The full road closure is anticipated to be for the duration of the project beginning in late August 2018.

Access for local residents and emergency personnel and law enforcement will be available during the work period. Detour notifications will be posted approximately one (1) week in advance of the closure, and will continue through the duration of the closure. Residents and visitors of Pony Express Trail within the limits of the project are advised to use Sunset Drive access off U.S. Highway 50 approximately one (1) mile east of Sly Park Road during the closure. This closure is necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety while the County’s contractor repairs sections of the roadway and drainage system that were damaged during the storms in January and February of 2017.

The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use this roadway and we apologize for any inconvenience as a result of this closure. 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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