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Caltrans Paving Project Along Two Calaveras Highways Underway

San Andreas, CA — Work is slated to begin today on a $3.6 million Caltrans project that will repave approximately 21 miles of Highways 4 and 49.

According to Caltrans officials, the contract, which was awarded to contractor George Reed and will likely reach completion sometime in October, will improve the road surface, efficiency of travel and safety for travelers throughout Calaveras County.

While some of the work began last night, work at two more locations begins this evening. These are on a nearly 15-mile stretch of Highway 4 between Six Mile Road, west of Vallecito, to Davis Ranch Road, just east of Douglas Flat; also in an area about seven miles along Highway 49 between the Calaveras/Tuolumne County line and just north of Sonora Street in Angels Camp.

The bulk of the total work scope for the overall project will be handled in the overnight hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., say officials, adding that motorists should anticipate ten-minute delays when within the cone zones.