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Posted 10/8/2013

Release no. 13-077


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Public Affairs Office
916-557-5100
spk-pao@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif.­ -- Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed for up to one hour weekdays beginning Oct. 24 for blasting work to excavate portions of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway.

Closures are scheduled each weekday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and are expected to last 20 working days. No blasting will occur on weekends or holidays. During blasting, traffic on Folsom Lake Crossing will be restricted between Folsom-Auburn Road and East Natoma Street. Detour signs will be posted providing alternate routes. The Folsom Lake Crossing pedestrian and bicycle path will be closed from 12:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m.

A map of the blasting area and closure detours is available HERE. Similar closures occurred in 2011 and 2009 as part of previous phases of the project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will hold a public meeting Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Corps’ Folsom Resident Office to further explain the project and blasting closures.

WHAT: Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway blasting public meeting
WHEN:
Oct. 23, 2013 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Folsom Resident Office
598 E. Natoma Street
Folsom, CA  95630

The auxiliary spillway project is part of the Joint Federal Project, a $900-million cooperative effort between the Corps, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Water Resources and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency to improve the safety of Folsom Dam and reduce flood risk for the Sacramento area.

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