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Posted 6/30/2014

Release no. 14-033


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Tyler Stalker
916-557-5107
tyler.m.stalker@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif.­ -- Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed for up to one hour weekdays beginning July 10 for blasting work to excavate portions of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway approach channel.

Road closures are scheduled for weekdays during one of three one-hour windows beginning at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. A schedule for the closures has not been determined but they are not expected to occur more than once per day, and 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 beginning approximately one hour before the scheduled blasting period and will re-open with the roadway after blasting is complete.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. will hold a public meeting July 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Corps’ Folsom Resident Office to further explain the project, blasting operations and scheduled closures, which are expected to last through February 2015.  

WHAT: Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway blasting public meeting
WHEN:
July 7, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Folsom Resident Office
598 E. Natoma Street
Folsom, CA  95630

A map of the blasting area and closure detours is available HERE. Similar closures occurred in 2013, 2011 and 2009 as part of previous phases of the project.

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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