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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Silverado Trail near St. Helena Repaired & Reopened Ahead of Schedule Following Oct. 25 Storm Damage

The Silverado Trail is now reopened in both directions at Madrone Knoll Way to Meadowood Lane. The repairs to Silverado Trail followed significant storm-related damage that had left a section of the road near St. Helena closed for ten days. Repairs were completed ahead of schedule by the County’s contractor OC Jones, which completed the repair for a cost currently estimated at $400,000. 

The temporary signal at SR 29 and Deer Park is scheduled to be removed tomorrow afternoon (November 5), now that the detour route is no longer in use. Drivers in this area should exercise caution in light of changed conditions.

“We know how critical the Silverado Trail is for commuters across the Napa Valley,” said Steve Lederer, Director of Napa County Public Works. “I think we are all glad to see this project complete ahead of schedule.” 

Concrete barriers will remain along the shoulder of this section of Silverado Trail until permanent guardrails are replaced as part of a larger guardrail project in a couple of months. The repair included improving drainage to allow groundwater to flow under the road and prevent future storms from causing damage to the roadway. Additionally, the area below the road towards the river has been reinforced with rock. The roadway was inspected for several hundred yards in both directions from the repair area and a crack sealing and patching project for pavement in that section of Silverado Trail is planned for 2022. 

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