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Pioneer Bridge Resurface Work Scheduled to Begin Tonight


Traffic Delays Expected Through Summer

Date: July 10, 2017
District: District 3
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5252
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO — Sections of the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento will be closed for nighttime and weekend work at various locations as Caltrans begins work to put a new surface on the span, replacing the deck overlay with a thicker, more durable surfacing material.

The Pioneer Bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River.

Work begins tonight, July 10. The contractor will begin work on the interior shoulder and the number one lane. The daily schedule is Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Construction is expected to last through September, 2017 in an effort to complete the work by Labor Day.

The first of six planned 58-hour weekend closures will begin Friday, July 21 through Monday, July 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. reopening for the morning commute.

Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during construction.

Caltrans advises motorists to "Be Work Zone Alert." The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

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