Ribbon Cutting For Plymouth Roundabout Held Last Week

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Ribbon Cutting For Plymouth Roundabout Held Last Week

Caltrans, the City of Plymouth and the Amador County Transportation Commission held the official ribbon cutting ceremonies last week, for the long anticipated Plymouth “roundabout”. The $5.8 million project upgraded the intersection to the standards of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, providing easier access for large trucks and tractors bringing in supplies and hauling out wine grapes, produce and livestock. Rather than all four vehicles being forced to come to a complete stop, idling their engines and contributing to noise and air pollution, motorists now glide through the roundabout with minimal delay. It also benefits farm equipment turning east onto Shenandoah Road and commercial trucks turning west onto Main Street or passing through on the way to Jackson or Placerville. The center of the roundabout provides landscaping opportunity for the city, which is planning to install historic mining ore carts to celebrate the gold country heritage at the site. The Highway 49 Plymouth Roundabout Project was constructed by George Reed Construction of Modesto.