Sunday, 03 March 2024

Traffic shifted to new bridge on Highway 20 in Browns Valley

The newly constructed Dry Creek Bridge on State Highway 20 in the Browns Valley area of Yuba County, California. Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

Caltrans is alerting motorists that traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed Dry Creek Bridge on State Highway 20 in the Browns Valley area of Yuba County.

The traffic shift allows the contractor to start demolishing the old bridge before the rainy season begins.

In the meantime, crews are scheduled early next week to begin major paving work along the Highway 20 corridor between Marysville Road and the Parks Bar Bridge.

Motorists may expect extended travel delays at various times and locations from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until early November. There may be occasional work on Saturdays. Caltrans advises motorists to use alternate routes to avoid traffic delays.

Flaggers will be stationed at each end of the construction zone and a pilot vehicle will be used for traffic control. Motorists are reminded that pilot vehicles are to be followed at all times within the project zone for the safety of construction crews and travelers.

Failure to follow pilot vehicles may result in a $220 citation with traffic fees doubled in construction zones.

Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert with the speed limit through the construction zone reduced to 45 miles per hour.

The paving operation is part of a $61.5 million project to straighten and flatten roadway curves and slopes, widen shoulders, construct a new bridge and wildlife undercrossing and rehabilitate a 4.5-mile section of roadway in the Browns Valley area.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or postpone work. Other construction updates in the region are posted on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.

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