Traffic light removal near Folsom Dam spillway project to begin Dec. 5
Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Kiewit Infrastructure will remove a traffic light on Folsom Lake Crossing, located midway between the main and auxiliary dams near the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project. Removal operations are scheduled to begin Dec. 5, 2016, and will continue on weekdays through the end of December.
The project may require temporary lane closures in both directions, and vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic could experience brief delays. Safety signs and construction flaggers will be present to guide travelers through the work zone.
The traffic light served as a construction entrance for the spillway project and is being removed as part of the Phase 5 restoration work now underway.
No work is scheduled to occur on weekends. The auxiliary spillway project is being constructed under the Corps’ Folsom Dam Modification Project, also called the Joint Federal Project, to implement dam safety and flood risk reduction features at Folsom Dam and associated facilities to help prevent catastrophic flooding in the Sacramento region. The auxiliary spillway is on track for completion in October 2017.