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Highway 4 Bypass Celebration Set For Tuesday

Angels Camp, CA — The long awaited Angels Camp bypass will enjoy its unofficial opening Tuesday July 21st at 4pm.

Darrell Slocum, President of the Calaveras Visitors Bereau Board, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

According to Slocum, this is the “Kick Off Party” with music from the band Chains Required, vendors will be on hand with plenty of food, gifts and t-shirts will be available commemerating the long awaited event.

Free t-shirts will be available for the first 300 registrants. There will be several prizes given away for those who register and an aeriel photgraph will be taken at the end of the evening.

The public will have the opportunity on Tuesday to walk, run, jog, bicyclye or even skateboard along the entire length of the new bypass, before it opens to vehicle traffic on Wednesday.

The majority of activity will take place at the Angels Camp “entrance” to the bypass at the intersection of Hwy 4/49. Free parking can be found in the adjacent parking lot of the Prudential building.

This event will run from 4-7pm.

Wednesday July 22nd’s official opening ribbon cutting ceremony will get underway at 10am. Governor Schwarzenegger has been invited but there has been no response from Sacramento.

Serving as the general contractor Teichert Construction of Stockton finished the project approximately 18 months early and $5-6 million under budget.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

Written by mark@mlode.com