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County Press Releases

Department:
Transportation

Date:
6/21/2018
Contact:
Carla Hass

Phone:
(530) 621-4609

The El Dorado County Community Development Services – Department of Transportation has scheduled the annual Mosquito Bridge Maintenance beginning Monday July 9th, 2018. Dates are as follows and project dates are estimates based on favorable weather conditions:

  • Daily closures starting Monday, July 9th – Thursday, July 27th 2018 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Historic Mosquito Bridge over the South Fork of the American River north of Placerville was built in 1867. Annual maintenance is required to keep the bridge safe and functional. The County Bridge Crew will be replacing the damaged railing timbers (6”x8”x24’). During the time of the bridge closure, motorists will need to use State Highway 193 to Rock Creek Road as a detour. Slower speeds and caution are highly recommended.

Portable changeable message signs will be placed in proximity to the bridge to keep motorists updated on any changes to the timing of the project.

Your cooperation and patience during this project is appreciated. Questions regarding maintenance activities may be directed to the Department of Transportation, Maintenance and Operations Division at (530) 642- 4909.

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