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NEVADA COUNTY March 7, 2020 – Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling on Highway 174 of planned utility relocation work that will cause up to 20-minute travel delays with reversing, one-way traffic control in effect.

Beginning Monday, March 9 the Nevada Irrigation District will be relocating utility lines in preparation for the Highway 174 Safety Improvement Project, which is scheduled to begin construction in August. One-way traffic control will be in effect Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of March.

During the utility work, motorists should also anticipate trench plates across highway lanes with potentially uneven pavement. Inclement weather may delay work and extend the anticipated three-week work period.

The work is a precursor to a planned $29.6 million safety improvement project between Maple Way and You Bet Road that will realign several curves, increase shoulder width and add a southbound left-turn pocket at Greenhorn Access Road.

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Caltrans issues updates about road conditions on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.