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Roadway Slipout Impacts U.S. Highway 50



Caltrans News Flash #120

Date: February 23, 2017
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

POLLOCK PINES — U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County has eastbound and westbound traffic lanes reduced to one lane in each direction after a roadway slipout near Bridal Veil Falls. In this Caltrans News Flash, see the extent of the damage to the highway and find out what immediate steps Caltrans is taking to tackle the issue.

U.S. 50 is currently open with the reduced number of lanes, however a long-term fix to the roadway is likely to take months due to the extensive damage. Motorists should check highway conditions before traveling by using QuickMap. Caltrans will also issue updates on Twitter and Facebook.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/OHDEv4CZLbo.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 120th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz.

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