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UPDATE: Folsom spillway blasting to periodically close roadway weekdays 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Through the end of the year, Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed for up to one hour weekdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for blasting work to excavate portions of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway approach channel. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-14

Accelerated Folsom Dam spillway progress estimated to reduce project emissions

Analysis of air quality compliance for the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project released August 18 found that increased construction activity would likely cause emissions to exceed federal thresholds for 2014, but could help reduce total emissions over the life of the project. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-14

Corps of Engineers set to top off new Folsom auxiliary dam Friday

The last mass concrete for the Folsom auxiliary dam is set to be placed July 11, completing the structure of the new dam. Work will then shift to completing installation of its remaining electrical and mechanical components, including its 12 giant gates. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-14

Blasting to periodically close Folsom Lake Crossing beginning July 10

Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed weekdays during one of three one-hour windows beginning at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. beginning July 10 for blasting work to excavate portions of the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway approach channel. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-14

Two more giant spillway gates set to arrive at Folsom Dam

Two more giant gates for the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam are scheduled to complete the 600-mile journey from Vancouver, Wash., to Folsom this month with the first one scheduled to arrive early in the morning Saturday, May 10. A second delivery this month is scheduled to arrive early in the morning on May 17. [Read More]
Published: May-08-14

Corps to discuss changes to Folsom Dam facilities at public meetings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host public scoping meetings Feb. 19 and Feb. 24 to discuss and solicit comments for the Folsom Dam Raise Project. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-14

Update: Corps to install temporary Folsom Lake Crossing traffic signal beginning Jan. 23

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will install a temporary traffic signal in Folsom at the intersection of Folsom Lake Crossing and Folsom Prison Drive beginning Jan. 23. [Read More]
Published: Dec-30-13

Folsom Lake Crossing to periodically close for blasting activities

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. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-13

Work resumes tonight on Folsom spillway after morning traffic incident

Work on the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project is set to resume after a vehicle plunged into the construction site, stopping work July 30, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jul-30-13

Corps awards $255.1 million contract for Folsom Dam spillway’s final construction phase

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $255.1 million contract today to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. of Fairfield to complete construction on the fourth phase of the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam. [Read More]
Published: May-03-13
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