DOWNIEVILLE – Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling near Downieville on Highway 49 that traffic delays for roadway rehabilitation operations are expected to begin Monday, August 28 and continue through mid-November for a $4.5 million pavement preservation project on 12 miles of deteriorating highway south of Downieville.
Motorists should expect approximately 10 to 20-minute delays Monday through Friday for one-way traffic controls utilizing a pilot car during daytime operations between Brandy City Road in Indian Valley and the Downie River Bridge in Downieville. Guardrail replacement and/or repair work will occur during the nighttime hours when intermittent one-way traffic controls will be in place. The project may also require work on occasional weekend days.
The project will grind off a layer of existing pavement and install a pavement overlay. Grinding work is expected to take two weeks with the overlay scheduled to begin mid-September.
Motorists are cautioned to reduce speeds on areas of rough roadway and to use caution in and near work zones. Weather or other unexpected delays could postpone the work.