Public Meeting Scheduled to Present Alternatives for Highway 50 Camino Safety Project - Thursday, December 15

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

Project Proposes to Close Gaps in Center Median Barrier

CAMINO – Caltrans is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, December 15 to present design alternatives for a U.S. Highway 50 safety project in the Camino area of El Dorado County.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Camino Elementary School, 3060 Snows Road, Camino. A project presentation will take place at 5:45 p.m.

In partnership with El Dorado County and the El Dorado County Transportation Commission, the estimated $50 milllion project proposes to fill in the gaps of concrete center median barrier on Highway 50 to improve safety, widen outside shoulders, and install several acceleration/deceleration lanes from Still Meadows Road to Upper Carson Road.

In addition, a new undercrossing will be constructed to allow access between the north and south sides of the highway.

This latest meeting will focus discussion on project design alternatives on the north side of Highway 50 adjacent to the Carson Court and Carson Road intersection. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to view the proposed alternatives at this location, ask questions and provide input to the project team.

Current proposed alternatives can be viewed on the project webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d3/projects/subprojects/4E620/index.html

Construction is estimated to start in spring 2019 and finish in 2021.

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