Major road resurfacing project set to begin in Granite Bay

Published on July 11, 2016

Update as of July 25, 2016:

Night paving on Sierra College Boulevard in Granite Bay will take place tonight, July 25, tomorrow and Wednesday, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. The stretch of Sierra College between Eureka Road and Olympus Drive will receive new, rubberized pavement. There will be lane reductions, however, at least one lane in each direction will be remain open. Paving on Douglas Boulevard is scheduled for later this week and details of that roadwork will be made available closer to its start.

Work will begin tonight on a road resurfacing project on portions of Sierra College Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. Construction crews with Teichert Construction, contracted by Placer County, will be working on the project July 11 through July 29 during overnight hours, between 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Now that preliminary work of coordinating contractors, equipment and notifications to residents of the impending work is now complete, work will begin on the overlay project, which will help make roads smoother, safer and last longer.

During the week of July 11, in preparation for resurfacing, crews will be working to relocate underground utilities, first on Sierra College Boulevard between Olympus Drive and Eureka Road and then on Douglas Boulevard between Barton Road and Auburn Folsom Road.

During the week of July 18, crews will begin grinding and paving Sierra College Boulevard between Olympus Drive and Eureka Road.

During the week of July 25 grinding and paving will move over to Douglas Boulevard between Barton Road and Auburn Folsom Boulevard.

All traffic lanes will be open between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., however portions of road will be narrowed down to at least one lane of traffic in each direction during constructions hours. Drivers may want to consider alternative routes during this time.

The project is part of three contracts approved last month by the county board of supervisors that will pave the way for repair and resurfacing of some 75 miles of roadway in unincorporated areas of the county from the western end of the county to North Lake Tahoe.

“This will be the most intense resurfacing effort Placer County has seen in several decades,” said Kevin Taber, manager of Placer County’s Road Maintenance Division. “It will be hectic for everybody for a while, but our roads will be smoother and safer for it.”