Hwy 50 to Close on Sunday near El Dorao Hills
The detour looks to be via Serrano Pkwy from Bass Lake to EDH Blvd. If you use it Sunday AM, plan accordingly.
Highway 50 closure this Sunday morning in El Dorado County will make some noise of its own.
Officials will call in blast crews to blow up a stubborn slab of volcanic rock in the freeway median at Silva Valley Parkway to make way for a new interchange.
Workers will put a rubber blast mat over the rock to mute the explosion and keep rock shards from flying onto the freeway. But, for safety, they’ll close the entire freeway – all lanes, both directions – for two hours, from 6 to 8 a.m., between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road.
Signs will guide drivers on a detour. The closure is happening Sunday morning because that’s typically when traffic is lightest.
Contractors were trying to dig holes for the interchange’s pilings when they ran into the rock a few feet underground, said Aradhana Kochar, the county engineer for the project. “They tried excavators and hammers. But we just can’t get rid of it.”...
See more related closures: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/11/6314772/highway-crews-will-blast-stubborn.html
Call The Bee’s Tony Bizjak, (916) 321-1059.