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Culvert work to begin on State Route 147 on Aug. 29. Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Culvert work to begin on 147 later this month

Caltrans plans o begin work Aug. 29 on a project to improve water drainage along State Route 147 in Plumas County. The $432,000 project includes $297,000 in funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“Drainage systems are a vital component of state highway infrastructure,” said Caltrans District 2 Director Dave Moore. “Thanks to funding from SB 1, this drainage system improvement project is moving forward along State Route 147 to help ensure its proper functionality for years to come.”

Crews will replace culverts and make other drainage improvements at various locations along State Route 147 from approximately 3.5 miles north of the junction with State Route 89 to approximately 1.5 miles north of the junction with County Road A13. Once work begins, motorists should allow extra travel time due to one-way traffic control at various locations that may produce up to ten-minute delays, Mondays through Fridays during daytime hours.

Motorists are reminded that the law requires them to slow down, obey temporary speed limit reductions, and drive carefully in and around construction areas. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid-September. Lamb Unlimited General Engineering is the lead contractor on the project.

SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually shared equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly thanks to the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov.

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