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(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. The work is
anticipated to begin on Monday, June 4, 2018 and continue through Friday, October 19, 2018.
The construction work will require 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.
Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and expect delays during reversing
traffic control. 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. There
will also be four separate full closures of Silver Fork Road at the South Fork American River
Bridge from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM in July, August, and September 2018. One-week advanced
notice will be given for these full closures.
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).