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Bridge Repair Brings lengthy Detours

Sonora, CA — Caltrans’ plans to repair sections of the Tuolumne River bridge on Highway 120/49 will mean detours and delays for commuters. The work is scheduled to begin in November of 2015 and run through the spring of 2016. Caltrans is working with the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors to limit inconvenience to motorists. The work will require two detours on county roads so Caltrans must get the board’s approval. At Tuesday’s meeting the board approved Caltrans plans with a few stipulations.

Community Resources Agency Director Bev Shane outlines the changes, “The Board expressly objects to a twenty-four hour closure of the bridge associated with Highway 120.  You would also support a seven day work week to expedite the project.”

The detours would be on J-59/La Grange Road and Bonds Flat Roads as shown on the map to the left.

The board approved Caltrans plans unanimously.  Board member stressed to Caltrans officials that details regarding the roadwork should be publicized as soon as possible to prepare the public for the detours. Caltrans Officials stated they would be posting electric signs on the all effected roadway starting in June of 2015.


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