Work on the Rainbow Bridge will require overnight closures from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15 between Scott Street and Folsom Auburn Road.
The Rainbow Bridge closures will take place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to take Lake Natoma Crossing to Natoma Street to Riley Street as an alternate route.
The City of Folsom does not anticipate the closures will create significant traffic delays. Detours will be clearly marked. Message signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure before work begins.
The closures are necessary to perform work on the Rainbow Bridge Maintenance Project. Rainbow Bridge, which spans the American River at Greenback Lane, has provided a major connection for businesses and residents on both sides of Lake Natoma for nearly 100 years.
The rehabilitation project will extend the lifespan of the historic bridge and provide a smoother and safer drive for motorists. The $1.1 million project is funded largely by a federal grant administered by the Caltrans Bridge Preventive Maintenance Program. The four-month project will require a complete bridge closure for one week in June.
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