SR 49 Confluence Workshop, Roadside Hazard Tree Project, Fire Restrictions in the Forest, Rabies Reminder

El Dorado County

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The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) in partnership with Caltrans, and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) has commissioned a multimodal corridor plan for State Route (SR) 49. This plan will examine things like infrastructure characteristics, corridor operations, and collision history to inform recommended improvements for parking access, new transit/shuttle services, safety, and operational efficiency.

The second public workshop will be held in person on:
Thursday, July 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Gymnasium of the Northside Elementary School
860 Cave Valley Road Cool, Ca 95614

This workshop will provide another opportunity for the public to provide input and receive a presentation on some of the study components which have been completed or are under development. These include an overview of the existing conditions including parking, trucking traffic, and safety concerns along with a discussion about transit options and a discussion of draft proposed improvements. This second public workshop will further opportunities for the local and regional users of SR 49 and the confluence to provide critical input into this study. The project team is well aware of many of the concerns regarding safety, evacuation, and heavy truck traffic along the corridor and are working diligently to come up with a path forward to help resolve some of those issues. The team looks forward to a robust and well attended workshop on July 14th.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to visit the project website at
The website includes a survey and interactive online map to provide additional input.

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Roadside Hazard Tree Mitigation Project 

The Eldorado National Forest is proposing the felling and removal of hazard trees for public health and safety within 200 feet of roads on the Placerville, Georgetown, Amador, and Pacific Ranger Districts. The approximately 2,461 miles of roads in the project area include 909 miles of roads within the Caldor Fire perimeter. Lower maintenance level roads will likely have a lower priority for treatment unless they serve an important access function.

View the draft proposal on the project website to learn more. Comments received by August 1 are especially helpful in developing the project.

The Eldorado National Forest will host a virtual (Zoom) public meeting on July 20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, to introduce the proposed Roadside Hazard Tree Mitigation Project. They will have a short slideshow, a question-and-answer session, and provide information on how to submit comments for consideration in the development of this project.
Meeting Link:

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 Fire Restrictions in the
Eldorado National Forest
Fire restrictions

WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT? - No campfires are allowed outside of developed campgrounds. Even in developed campgrounds, if there is not a campground host, campfires are prohibited. The restrictions apply to wood and charcoal fires. Gas stoves, gas lanterns, and gas fire pits are allowed with a California Campfire Permit and if they have an on/off switch.

The list of developed campgrounds & other developed sites that are exempt from fire restrictions can be found in the Forest Order Here
You can get a California Campfire Permit online here:

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Important Message from El Dorado County Animal Services:
The rabies vaccine is important for domestic pets, including cats, dogs and livestock. This past week, Animal Services identified a family pet - a domestic cat in Greenwood - with rabies.

For the complete story, please see our press release -

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