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Caltrans Plans, Beginning April 17

Sonora, CA – Although Caltrans crews are off on Easter Sunday they will be hopping back to work across the Mother Lode roads first thing Monday.

Monday and Tuesday, in fact, look for slope repair and cleaning activities on Highway 108/49 between Fairview Lane and Woods Creek, which may generate ten-minute delays between 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Overnight guardrail improvements on Highway 49/108 and 108 start up again Monday and run through next Saturday morning, as overnight crews focus in several areas, bringing potential ten-minute delays.

The locations are as follows: between Harvard Mine and Rolling Hills roads, from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m.; the Stanislaus/Tuolumne county line and Old Wards Ferry Road, from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m.; the county dump road and east of Soulsbyville Road, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.; in the approximate mile-long stretch between the passing lane and Twain Harte Drive, from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m.; between Heliport Road and Snow White Ridge Drive, from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m.

Roberts Bridge, Calaveras Cone Zones

Currently slated to be open during the overnights this week, the Highway 120 James E. Roberts Bridge near Lake Don Pedro should remain 24/7 under one-way traffic control as the renovation project continues; this typically results in ten-minute traffic delays on either end of the span.

In Calaveras County, Highway 4 bridgework between Murphys Grade Road and the Angels Creek Bridge scheduled every weekday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. is likely to create ten-minute delays.

The long-term closure on Highway 26 between Higdon Road and the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge west of West Point is currently projected to end on April 21. As storm damage repairs continue motorists should anticipate up to one-hour delays on the alternate routes around that stretch. Eastbound, the detour is northbound Highway 49 to eastbound Highway 88; westbound, it is Highway 88 and then southbound 49 to Highway 26.

On Highway 49 in Angels Camp, expect to see utility crews working between Frogtown Road and Angels Creek from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., which might generate brief waits.