Sonora, CA — Following the Monday Independence Day holiday Caltrans crews will be back on the job bright and early along many mainstay Mother Lode highways.
On Highway 120, the $20.8 million Roberts Bridge refurbishment project at Don Pedro begins in earnest this week as crews lay K-rail, bringing 15-minute delays while doing so this Wednesday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Over the coming months plans are to build a new bridge deck and railings; strengthen girders and make other improvements to increase the seismic strength and reduce the need for frequent minor repairs; and install a portable traffic signal to improve bridge traffic flow.
Wednesday through Friday more 15-minute delays are in store for travelers along Highway 120 between Old Priest Grade Road and the West Boundary of Yosemite Park as tree work continues from 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Night And Day On Highway 108
Overnight bridge work along Highway 108 at Mono Way, planned Wednesday through Friday, may create ten-minute traffic delays from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Other Highway 108 work this week includes tree trimming Wednesday through Friday between Soulsbyville Road and Strawberry East from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., likely bringing ten-minute delays.
Motorists should anticipate momentary waits Tuesday through Friday
as crews do drainage work between Sonora Snow Park at the first closure gate and Mill Creek Road from 8:15 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Calaveras County Traffic Alerts
From Valley Springs to San Andreas, along Highway 12, nearly round-the-clock delays of ten minutes are possible as paving operations roll out between Cedar Street and Highway 49 in San Andreas. Similar work with the same likely impacts will be underway on Highway 26 from Savage Way to Paloma Road.
Two more Highway 26 cone zones are planned Wednesday through Friday: for construction between Quail Oaks Road and Gold Creek Drive from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., likely bringing ten-minute traffic interruptions; and drainage work between the passing lane east of Alabama Hill and the South Fork Mokelumne River from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., where motorists may experience brief delays.
A Highway 4 hot spot during grinding and paving work Tuesday through Friday will be between Poison Springs Road and Ganns Meadow Drive from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., where motorists should plan for ten-minute traffic impacts.
Utility work along Highway 49 in San Andreas between Mountain Ranch Road and Main Street will continue creating brief interruptions for motorists from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. this Wednesday through Friday.
In Other Related News
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced that it has adopted over 150 projects, at a cost of about $583 million, to support overdue upkeep on targeted aging roads and bridges.
While the dollars are being dispersed into a number of funding buckets, Calaveras County will receive over $7.1 million for a project along Highway 4 near the Big Trees State Park entrance for road widening; retaining walls and paved gutters to accommodate snow storage and sand traps; culvert and drainage basin installation. Part of another estimated $1.5 million funding award, that will be shared with Mariposa County for pedestrian facilities improvements along Highways 49 and 140, is also slated for making facilities ADA-compliant on Highway 4 at Big Trees and Bell roads.