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Caltrans Plans, Week Of Jan. 25

Stockton, CA – Scheduled Caltrans work, weather permitting, will bring brief delays along five Mother Lode highways during the coming week.

In Calaveras County along Highway 4, Tuesday through Thursday, utility work between Horseshoe Drive and Hunter Reservoir from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. may generate five-minute delays.

Each weekday and Saturday, tree trimming on Highway 26 between Campo Seco Turnpike and Ridge Road may also cause brief traffic interruptions from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Round-the-clock improvements in Valley Springs continue on Highway 12 between Pine Street and Cosgrove Creek and along Highway 26, between Nove Way and Highway 12, with no anticipated delays through the week.

In Tuolumne County along Highway 49, Monday through Wednesday, Caltrans plans maintenance operations between Moccasin Switchback and Bear Valley roads from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The work, which will focus on the shoulders, may bring delays of up to five minutes at a time.

Maintenance shoulder work on Highway 132 continues Thursday and Friday between the Stanislaus/Tuolumne County Line and Highway 49/Coulterville from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is likely to set motorists back a few minutes.

In the coming weeks, motorists will definitely need to make alternative plans ahead of a potentially major traffic disruption coming to the Mother Lode, when three days of evening-into-early-morning repairs at the Lake Tulloch Bridge on O’Byrnes Ferry Road will cause its temporary but complete closure for 12 hours at a time. The work is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 11; specifically, Sierra Conservation Center crews will be replacing a water pump located at the bridge. So from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on those days, weather-permitting,  the bridge is scheduled to be closed to all traffic — even emergency vehicles.; however, it will be accessible from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.