Tuolumne, CA — Traffic around the Tuolumne area will run a little more smoothly today as the new Tuolumne Road Bypass is open.
Construction has reached a point where traffic will be diverted to the new roadway. The $2.2 million project is being spearheaded by Ford Construction of Lodi.
The bypass is designed to channel heavy traffic away from town, and simplify access to Black Oak Casino. The next phase of the project will be a re-alignment of Carter Street to intersect the new bypass on the north end.
As a result when the new bypass opens, Carter Street will be closed to through traffic at Buchanon Road for four weeks and all traffic will be diverted to the bypass.