REDDING, Calif. — A $7.3 million dollar Caltrans project is beginning next week to improve Northstate bridges.
13 bridges in Shasta and Tehama Counties will be receiving maintenance starting Monday, October 3.
The bridges receiving maintenance include:
Chris Woodward, Caltrans public information officer, said most work is scheduled at night, but drivers can expect one-way traffic control on local roads overcrossing or under crossing construction.
“Bridge maintenance is very important,” Woodward said. “A lot of bridges on a lot of different routes that we have up here in our district as well as statewide with Caltrans.”
The Cow Creek Bridge repair will cause one-way traffic control and the eastbound onramp to SR 44 from Deschutes road will also be closed while the bridge is being worked on.
Woodward said this work is entirely funded by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. He said it’s important to utilize this funding and keep roads up to date.
“Doing these maintenance work on these locations helped to keep these bridges and in good operating shape and continue to have the traveling public utilize them as well as being utilized for freight.”
He said it will be a lengthy process working through the winter as much as they can and should be complete by late summer of 2023.
For more information on construction and traffic visit KRCR's traffic page.