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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029

Correction: Traffic Discouraged on Old River Road and South River Road

Vehicles Over 5 Tons Prohibited on Old River Road Between

Post Date:02/10/2017 2:57 PM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – As a result of water-saturated ground conditions and increased erosion from the Sacramento River, Yolo County is imposing a temporary vehicle weight limit of 5 tons maximum on Old River Road between the Sacramento Weir and Interstate 5 (between County Roads 126 and 22). This measure is being taken to protect public safety and prevent damage to the road levee.

Additionally, all travelers are encouraged to choose alternative routes and to avoid entry onto the shoulders to this portion of Old River Road and South River Road from the West Sacramento city limits to the Freeport Bridge.

“The water-saturated ground conditions in this area make the road shoulders extremely soft,” said Yolo County Community Services Director Taro Echiburu. “In addition to being a hazardous situation, any vehicle, but especially heavy trucks, veering into the shoulders could result in levee erosion and road damage.”

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