Blasting Work For New Folsom Dam Spillway To Force Temporary Road Closures

FOLSOM (CBS13) – Construction on the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway continues, and the latest phase means some closures along Folsom Lake Crossing.

The road will be closed for one hour a day as crews blast away land to prepare for the new spillway.

The road closure goes into effect starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. It’s something residents will have to get used to, as Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed for up to one hour on weekdays.

The reason is 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 1-hour windows beginning at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

During the blasting, traffic on Folsom Lake Crossing will be restricted between Folsom Auburn Road and East Natoma Street.

The Folsom Lake Crossing pedestrian and bicycle path will be closed beginning one hour before the scheduled blasting period and will re-open with the roadway after blasting is complete.

Blasting will not happen on weekends or holidays.

There were similar closures at the dam in 2009, 2011, and 2013 as part of previous phases of the project.

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