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Full Closure Planned On Highway 49 From Bear Valley To Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans is planning a 12-day full highway closure of northbound and southbound Highway 49 from Bear Valley Road to State Route 132 in Coulterville to repair pavement and culverts.

The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 29, and run through 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Motorists can expect an additional hour of travel time due to the closure as they will need to use alternate routes to travel between Coulterville and Mariposa.

This closure is being performed to repair or replace three culverts (underground drainage systems) and to rebuild the road over them afterward, including repaving and re-striping, says Caltrans.

This work is part of a project repairing roadside slopes that experienced damage and sliding during winter storms, and fixing culverts that are worn and/or damaged.

This $5 million project was awarded to Access Limited Construction.

To stay current on this closure and other news regarding state highways, please follow District 10 on Twitter (@CaltransDist10), download the Caltrans Quickmap app to your phone, call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) and check http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi for highway conditions.

This closure is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and other issues.

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  1. $1.66 million per culvert? And some of them don’t even need replacement, only repair?! OMG, that’s insane! 😀

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