Six Turnouts to be Constructed on State Highway 193 in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2018 / comments

[Steve Nelson, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION]

EL DORADO COUNTY - Work is scheduled to start next week to make a section of State Highway 193 safer by building several turnouts in both directions.

A total of six turnouts will be constructed, three in the westbound direction and three in the eastbound direction, between Penobscot Road and Graybar Mine Road (see map below).

Lamon Construction of Yuba City was awarded the contract with a bid of $513,511.

With traffic increasing on the two-lane rural highway, the turnouts will allow slower-moving vehicles to yield in accordance with state law, which mandates that a motorist must use a turnout when being followed by five or more vehicles.

Drivers should anticipate one-way traffic control from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with delays up to 20 minutes during the construction of the project. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of July. Construction will begin Monday at the first location, westbound near Graybar Mine Road, and work its way west toward Greenwood.