Saturday, 13 April 2024

Caltrans works on $16 million curve realignment project

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The $16 million Walker Ridge curve realignment is expected to be completed this fall. Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

 



LAKE COUNTY – A multimillion-dollar road improvement project which state officials believe will increase highway safety is continuing in the south county.


The Walker Ridge curve realignment is taking place along Highway 20. The project is likely familiar to drivers who have experienced stops in the area while road crews continue their work.


Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie said the $16 million project was awarded to Argonaut Construction in September of 2006, when some minor prep work was performed. Major work didn't begin until April of 2007.


It's the largest Caltrans project under construction in Lake County at this time, said Frisbie.


The project, which Frisbie said is expected to be completed this fall, includes a large retaining wall where the highway has been widened.


“It's realigning some of the curves to increase sight distance and it's also widening the shoulders and installing some new drainage systems,” he said.


The project, said Frisbie, is meant to increase safety along the stretch of highway.


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Caltrans intends for the project to help increase sight distance and safety, along with widening the road and installing new drainage. Photo courtesy of Caltrans.
 

 


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