MARYSVILLE, Calif. January 31, 2017 – Caltrans is alerting motorists that rock scaling operations will require daytime lane closures on Highway 49 between Newtown Road and Tyler Foote/Birchville Road north of Nevada City from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 31 through February 28, 2017.  One way traffic controls will be in effect, weather permitting, as Caltrans crews work on hillsides above that section of Highway 49 to remove rocks and other debris that present a hazard for roadway traffic below.

Work to identify, remove, and clear out the rock and debris, including the possibility of temporary closures to blast apart large boulders, will occur when weather permits. Motorists are encouraged to plan for delays and allow extra time for their travels. Current road conditions are available at Caltrans “QuickMap” at