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Highway 50 Echo Summit reopens for drivers

Caltrans officials said both lanes on Highway 50 over Echo Summit will reopen Sunday after crews finish paving.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The construction for the Echo Summit bridge replacement is wrapped up, according to Caltrans officials. Officials said paving began on Saturday night, which was the last major work that needed to be done before reopening Highway 50. 

Officials said both lanes will be open on Sunday. Caltrans will then perform one-way traffic control for several weeks. 

After Sunday, it would be one-way traffic control for several weeks. Starting Monday, Caltrans plans to have one-way controls so crews can finish the work. 

Just after midnight, Caltrans posted a video on Twitter of the first car passing over the newly paved highway.

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

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