GRASS VALLEY – Paving work is scheduled for next week on the State Route 174 (SR-174) safety improvement project between You Bet Road and Maple Way in Nevada County.
Paving work to widen SR-174 on the east side of the highway is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 27. Some local road lanes and entrances may have temporary detour routes marked and demarcated for highway access during widening works. Access to the driveway and local road may also be affected intermittently during 30 minutes at a time during paving work.
If work proceeds according to schedule, the pavement could be temporarily redesigned to the final expected configuration by the end of the week, with traffic being moved to the middle of the newly widened highway. The teams plan to place a final layer of asphalt over the entire project area in mid-October, providing a smooth and wider surface for motorists.
Motorists are reminded that one-way traffic control will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Crews are expected to work six days a week, Monday through Saturday, to complete the work this fall. Motorists are advised to anticipate 20 minutes delays when traveling in the construction zone. The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions, poor air quality, equipment availability or other unforeseen events.
The $ 27.1 million safety project, which began in August 2020, realigns several curves, widens shoulders, adds a pocket of southbound left turns to Greenhorn Access Road, and improves the cleared recovery area so that stray drivers regain control. DeSilva Gates Construction of Sacramento is the prime contractor for the project and completion is expected in late November.
Flaggers at each end of the construction area will be used with a pilot car. Motorists are reminded that pilot vehicles must be followed at all times in the project area for the safety of construction crews and travelers. Failure to follow pilot vehicles may result in $ 220 quote with double traffic fees in construction areas. The California Highway Patrol will be on site to monitor road safety during construction.
Weather conditions or unforeseen events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be alert to the work area”. Ministry to post construction updates on Twitter @ CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic click on Caltrans QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap application from the App Store Where google play.