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One-Way Traffic Control Continues on Hwy 20

NEVADA COUNTY – Caltrans is reminding motorists to expect travel delays and one-way traffic control at various State Route 20 (SR-20) locations in Nevada County for construction activities and vegetation removal. Beginning Tuesday, April 5, multiple contractors will be working on SR-20 near Conservation Road/Pine Needle Lane just west of Washington Ridge. Motorists should expect […]

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Hazardous tree removal work continues along Sierra highways, one-way traffic control in several locations

Caltrans is reminding motorists to expect intermittent one-way traffic control on several Sierra highways through March for emergency tree removal operations. After record-breaking winter storms in December coupled with high mountain winds, hundreds of trees along Sierra highways pose a hazard and need to be removed. Caltrans initiated a $3.7 million emergency contract with Tyrrell […]

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Caltrans Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed SR-49 Projects

Caltrans District 3 is once again soliciting valuable feedback from community members on proposed projects to improve travel on the State Route 49 (SR-49) corridor between Auburn and Grass Valley. Caltrans has been working to develop the SR-49 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (CMCP) in coordination with corridor partners, including local governments, community groups and transportation […]

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Caltrans Expands $250 Incentive to Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Throughout the State

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today it is expanding the Clean California incentive program statewide and offering up to $250 per month to Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who pick up litter along state highways. The expansion comes after a successful pilot in the Sacramento and San Diego regions that added 230 new highway adoptions in just three months.  […]

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Caltrans Initiates Emergency Tree Removal Operations in Storm-Damaged Regions

Caltrans is alerting motorists to expect intermittent one-way traffic control on several Sierra highways through March for emergency tree removal operations. After record-breaking winter storms in December coupled with high mountain winds, numerous trees throughout the Sierra have fallen on state highways or are at risk of falling due to heavy snow, saturated ground and […]

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Caltrans: Motorists Advised to Limit Travel to Before or After Incoming Weather System

Caltrans is alerting motorists to an approaching weather system that is expected to deliver significant rain and snowfall totals in Sierra and Valley areas, making regional travel difficult. Due to heavy snowfall totals predicted for mountain areas between Saturday night and Tuesday evening, Caltrans recommends limiting travel to before or after the storm if possible. […]

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Caltrans nearing completion of Hwy 174 Safety Project

GRASS VALLEY – Caltrans has completed major roadway improvements with minor construction items remaining on the State Route 174 (SR-174) safety improvement project between You Bet Road and Maple Way in Nevada County. The $27.1 million safety improvement project, which began in August 2020, has realigned several curves, widened shoulders, added a southbound left-turn pocket […]

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Traffic delays anticipated on Hwy 49 in Auburn during electrical cabinet replacement

AUBURN – Caltrans is alerting State Route 49 motorists to expect travel delays Thursday evening and overnight for traffic signal work at the Bell Road intersection in Auburn. During the recent activation of new traffic signal vehicle detection cameras throughout the corridor, a malfunctioning electrical cabinet was diagnosed at the Bell Road intersection. Electrical crews […]

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Caltrans Working to Resolve Traffic Signal Timing Issues on Hwy 49 in Auburn

AUBURN November 4, 2021 – Completion of the State Route 49 (SR-49) roadway rehabilitation and complete streets project in Auburn has been delayed due to unforeseen traffic signal electrical malfunctions. While the bulk of the roadway and sidewalk improvements were completed this summer, new traffic camera sensor systems were slated for activation by mid-October. During […]