Caltrans to Close highway 50 in EDH for sign installation

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 30, 2017 / comments


Caltrans is alerting motorists that lane and highway closures on area freeways will be required to replace three overhead changeable message signs with new “Advanced Variable Message Signs” or AVMS. The new signs will be installed in the following locations:  Interstate 80 westbound – Truckee — Donner Pass Road/Highway 89, Interstate 80 westbound — Davis — Pole Line Road bridge; and  U.S. Highway 50 eastbound — El Dorado Hills — Latrobe Road.

Lane closures with one lane open will occur in all three locations from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. with full highway closures occuring for brief periods during that time as structures supporting the signs are lowered, the new signs installed and the sign structure returned to its former position. The full freeway closures are scheduled for: Midnight Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday on westbound Interstate 80 in Truckee between Highway 89 and the Donner Pass Road; 10 p.m. Dec. 3 to 2 a.m. Dec. 4 on westbound Interstate 80 in Davis between Mace and Richards boulevards; and midnight Dec. 4 to 4 a.m. Dec. 5 on eastbound U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills just east of the interchange with Latrobe Road.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for delays or use alternate routes. California Highway Patrol officers will be escorting traffic through the full closures using rolling blocks of traffic with full closures anticipated to be less than 30 minutes.

The new AVMS signs have increased energy efficiency, offer more options for messaging and offer higher visibility to provide motorists with real-time information for safe and efficient travel.


Check out Caltrans’ “QuickMap” for current road conditions at or download the QuickMap app or call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). Caltrans will issue weather and roadway updates on @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.