An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week for Stage II of the East Sonora Bypass.
The project will extend the Bypass from Peaceful Oak Road to Via Este. $14.53 million of the project funding came from Proposition 1B, the transportation bond measure approved by state voters in 2006. The project is designed to ease congestion and decrease travel times for motorists heading to and from the high country.
The ceremony will be held this coming Thursday, April 12, at 1pm. The location will be 19596 Mono Way. Caltrans reports that the scheduled speakers include Interim Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty, Tuolumne County Supervisor Liz Bass, Sonora Mayor Bill Canning and Tuolumne County Transportation Council Executive Director Darin Grossi.