The Red Church Project Begins |


Sonora, CA – Construction will begin tonight on a project that aims to improve pedestrian access at the intersection of Elkin Street, Snell Street and North Washington Street. The project will have scheduled working hours between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. One lane of traffic will be open, but with traffic control delays should be minimal. Access to North Washington businesses and residences will be provided throughout the construction project.

Northbound traffic from Snell Street to North Washington Street will occasionally be diverted to Wyckoff Street. When roads are to be closed due to this project, they will be announced via construction signs and weekly public notices. United Pavement Maintenance, the company contracted by the City of Sonora for this project, says construction will be “staggered for help mitigate public impact with work beginning at Sonora City Hall clockwise and ending at Sonora Fire Museum & Senior Lounge.”

Some other impacts of this project will be the closure of level 1 of the downtown parking structure which will remain so for the next two to three weeks, including weekends. The duration of the closure of the parking structure depends on the progress of the project. In addition, “no parking signs” will be placed on Snell Street, along Saint James Episcopal Church and along Highway 49 south and north, beginning at Snell Street and Elkin Street and continuing to Dodge Street.


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