MARYSVILLE June 23, 2017 – Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling on Highway 49 north of Nevada City that paving operations requiring one lane of closure will begin on Monday, June 26. One way reversing traffic controls with a pilot car will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until after Labor Day.

The paving operation will take place north of the Yuba River’s South Fork to the Yuba County line. Approximately 2 miles of highway will be restricted at one time. During very hot weather, the lane closure may start and end earlier.

Cold-in-place recycling will be used to grind up existing pavement, which is then remixed with water and replaced onto the roadway. Once this process is complete, a 2.5 inch overlay of hot-mix asphalt will be laid to help preserve the new pavement.

Caltrans reminds motorists to use caution in and near work zones. Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans will issue traffic updates on this and other work occurring in District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict 3.

Visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” for current road conditions at A mobile version is also available. Motorists also can use the California Highway Information Network automated phone service by calling 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Motorists are urged to “Slow for the Cone Zone” and “Move Over” when safe to do so whenever flashing lights, first responders, or Caltrans workers are observed on the highway.