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Echo Summit detours and repair work | Need to Know

There will be pavement repair work near Echo Summit next month, and drivers will have to take detours. These detours are scheduled from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 7 - 9.

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — There will be pavement repair work near Echo Summit next month, and those traveling on U.S. Highway 50 between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe will have to take detours.

These detours are scheduled from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, June 7 through Thursday, June 9.

As of June 7 at 6 a.m., cars, SUVs and pickup trucks have been detoured through Johnson Pass Road with one-way traffic controlled by Caltrans.  

Car and trucks with towing trailers will stay on Hwy 50 over Echo Summit with one-way traffic control. 

Traffic delays of up to 30 minutes are expected along Johnson Pass Road and delays of 30 minutes to 45 minutes are expected over Echo Summit.

"Since it's one-way traffic control, we're holding traffic at either end on Highway 50," Caltrans Public Information Officer Steve Nelson said. "If anyone's traveling during that window, they definitely want to add some extra travel time."

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Caltrans predicts that weather or any unexpected events may delay or extend the road work.

Caltrans and Granite Construction will be repaving a two-mile stretch of Hwy 50, especially to help repair the damaged roadways from the Caldor Fire and the winter rockfall along the Echo Summit bluffs. 

Those driving along Hwy 50 are warned of various one-way traffic controls between Kyburz and Meyers due to ongoing repairs and tree removals due to the Caldor Fire.

Drivers should also expect travel delays in this area for the next several weeks.

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