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Highway 50 over Echo Summit closed for construction

Caltrans officials are asking drivers to take an alternate route through El Dorado, Amador and Alpine counties.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Highway 50 over Echo Summit will be closed for up to two weeks for construction work that started early Friday morning, according to Caltrans officials.

Caltrans officials said the highway will be closed for bridge girder installation work. The construction site extends east from the Caltrans Echo Maintenance Station for about 1.2 miles.

Caltrans officials are asking drivers to take an alternate route through El Dorado, Amador and Alpine counties. For more information, click here.

Officials expect construction to be finished by Oct. 2. Weather conditions or other delays could potentially set back the completion date.

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