Caltrans to Temporarily Close U.S. Highway 50 at Echo Summit to Replace Rock Wall Barrier
El Dorado County–Caltrans today announced it will temporarily close U.S. Highway 50 at Echo Summit for up to two weeks between mid-to-late April and early May. The closure is part of the first stage of a safety enhancement project that will remove damaged rock walls and replace them with a barrier that meets current safety standards. The closure dates may be changed, depending on weather conditions in the Sierra. The project is funded in part ($1.9 million) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).