U.S. Highway 50 Closure at Echo Summit Postponed

Echo Summit, CA…A full closure of U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit that was planned for mid-October is being postponed until next year, Caltrans announced today. The seven precast bridge girders needed for the $14.1 million Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project will not be ready in time for an October closure.

Instead, contractor Q&D Construction will winterize the job site and come back to finish the project next year, which was the orignal schedule for the project. In addition to the girder installation deck surfacing, work needed to complete the project includes paving the approaches to the bridge, constructing new barrier walls and demolishing the existing structure, which was built in 1939.

Ongoing work on the bridge is taking place daytime Monday through Friday with reversing one-way traffic control and delays up to 20 minutes.

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