NEVADA COUNTY February 24, 2021 – Caltrans is alerting motorists about upcoming traffic signal work that will cause travel delays at the Wolf Road/Combie Road intersection. 

Final traffic signal work on the Wolf/Combie Acceleration Lanes project is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Signal work was previously planned February 11 but was postponed due to weather. Contractors will be installing and activating a new traffic signal at the intersection. During the installation, signals will be dark with stop signs posted at the intersection.

Motorists traveling through the Wolf/Combie Road intersection on Highway 49 should expect travel delays and allow additional travel time. Drivers are also reminded to treat intersections with dark signals as all-way stops.

Caltrans completed major work on the $3.8 million Wolf/Combie Acceleration Lanes project in fall 2020. The project constructed two acceleration lanes – a 500-foot-long southbound acceleration lane with a 660-foot merge taper and a 900-foot-long northbound acceleration lane with a 660-foot merge taper – at the Wolf Road/Combie Road intersection. In addition, highway drainage was upgraded, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps were constructed at the intersection, and safety lighting was installed at merge tapers. A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the project can be viewed here.