Carla Hass

(530) 621-4609

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Department of Transportation today announced the daily full closure of Pony Express Trail beginning Monday, April 9, 2018 through April 27, 2018, weather permitting.

This Project consists of the falling and removal of designated dead and dying trees which represent Phase III of the County’s Tree Mortality Project in response to the statewide emergency caused by bark beetle infestations. All of these trees require a crane for removal necessitating the need for a full closure of Pony Express Trail. There are 39 trees on Pony Express Trail that will be removed with Phase III. It is expected that this work will take approximately 15 working days (weather permitting).

Pony Express Trail will be closed on a daily basis Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm between residential addresses 4895 Pony Express Trail and 4915 Pony Express Trail. The Contractor will be required to maintain access to all driveways within the daily closure.

A Detour Plan is attached. All temporary traffic control devices, including signage, will be installed per the most recent California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Department of Transportation understands the inconvenience that motorists face while this closure is in place and sincerely appreciates your patience with this matter.