Traffic Alert Update: East Natoma Street Overnight Closures

PG&E crews are working on East Natoma Street between Fargo Way and Prison Road to relocate underground gas lines in preparation for the Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing. The undercrossing is a new addition to Folsom’s recreational trail system, and will provide a seamless and safe route for cyclists and pedestrians to transition between the Oak Parkway and Johnny Cash trails. The undercrossing is scheduled to open for public use in spring 2019.

Nighttime closures of East Natoma Street between Fargo Way and Prison Road are currently in effect from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. This week, PG&E moves into an accelerated construction schedule, with work taking place in the overnight hours Sunday through Friday. The closures will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic on East Natoma Street. Marked detours will be in place to route motorists around the overnight road closure.

Adding the additional night of work to the construction schedule should enable PG&E crews to finish the project by Friday, December 14, 2018 (weather permitting). When PG&E completes this project in Folsom, their crew will deploy to Butte County, where they are needed to assist with the recovery efforts from the Camp Fire.

Detour for Eastbound Natoma Street Traffic (8 p.m.- 4 a.m. Sunday through Friday)

- Right onto Fargo Way
- Left onto Montrose Drive
- Left onto Talisman Drive
- Left onto Flower Drive
- Left onto Willow Creek Drive
- Left onto Randall Drive
- Right onto Natoma Street

Detour for Westbound Natoma Street Traffic (8 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday through Friday)

- Left onto Randall Drive
- Right onto Willow Creek Drive
- Right onto Flower Drive
- Right onto Talisman Drive
- Right onto Montrose Drive
- Right onto Fargo Way
- Left onto Natoma Street

Motorists traveling on East Natoma Street when closures are lifted are encouraged to use caution as traffic is shifted with a reduced speed limit of 25 mph between Fargo Way and Prison Road. For the duration of the project, no left turn onto Fargo Way will be available for westbound traffic on East Natoma Street.

Cyclists and pedestrians should note that due to construction, the Oak Parkway Trail between Marchant Drive and East Natoma Street will remain closed through May 2019 (schedule may alter based on weather conditions). Detours are in place to direct trail users around the closure.

Work to connect the Oak Parkway Trail to the Johnny Cash Trail near East Natoma Street and Prison Road began in early October. For more information about the project, contact City of Folsom Trails Planner Jim Konopka at jkonopka@folsom.ca.us or call 916-496-1505.

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