Antlers Bridge Replacement
In Shasta Co on Interstate 5, near the town of Lakehead, this project is currently in its second year of construction and will eventually replace the existing Antlers Bridge over the Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake. The existing bridge is well past its design life and was requiring frequent and expensive maintenance work. The new bridge will consist of a 1900’ long 5 span concrete structure and is scheduled to be complete in 2015. ...more
Asphalt concrete resurfacing in Shasta County on Interstate 5 near Lakehead from 1.5 miles south of Dog Creek Bridge to 0.6 miles north of the Sims Road Undercrossing. Mercer Fraser is the contractor on the $30 million construction contract. The work is anticipated to complete by the fall of 2012. The contractor is setting up a temporary asphalt concrete plant adjacent to the freeway, at the south end of the project.
Shasta Many Bridges
In Shasta County at various locations on State Routes 299, 44 and 273. This project will perform necessary deck rehabilitation work to increase longevity and ride quality. The project is currently under construction with American Civil Constractors performing the work at a cost of $1.3 million.
This project near Bella Vista is designed to rehabilitate a ten mile section of State Route 299 from east of Intermountain Road to west of Backbone Ridge Road. Work will improve ride quality, preventing further deterioration of the road surface, minimizing costly roadway repairs, and extending the pavement life. In addition to the pavement rehabilitation, the project will widen the roadway, adding an 8-foot shoulder, rehabilitate culverts and the Salt Creek and Lim Creek Bridges. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed by 2015.
Twin Gulches & Capstone
The Twin Gulches project began this spring and will address two hairpin turns between post miles 4.3 and 5.5 with anticipated completing in 2014. Beginning in 2014, the Capstone project will realign the remaining curves between a section completed in 2009 and the Middle of Buckhorn project.
This project includes 22 bridges throughout Shasta County. The purpose is to repair existing damage and perform preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of these structures.
A very interesting technique is being used to detect any problems beneath the surface. It’s called “chaining” and involves the dragging of what looks like a rake with metal chains on the end, across the bridge. The chains make a high pitched sound, but when they glide over a defect, the chains make a rather hollow sound. The crews then mark it for repair.
You may not notice it as much, but work will also be done underneath the bridge. The steel components will be cleaned and painted. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction, where workers are present, but disruption is minimal. Crews are expected to complete the work on the North Market Street Bridge by Fall 2014.
|SHA-5 I-5 MODIFICATION OF OVERHEAD SIGNS (02-4E790)|
|SHA-5 GILMAN DRAINAGE SAFETY PROJECT (02-4F450)|
|SHA-5 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND PAVEMENT OVERLAY (02-2E320)|
|SHA-44 SHINGLETOWN SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA LIGHTING (02-4G320)|
|SHA-44 ESKIMO HILL CHIP SEAL (TWO LOCATIONS) (02-4F130)|
|SHA-44 PALO CEDRO CAPM PAVEMENT REHAB (02-4E430)|
|SHA-273 DOWNTOWN REDDING REMOVE AND REPLACE DIGOUTS (02-4G150)|
|SHA-273 REDDING MAINTENANCE FACILITY AUTOMATIC GATES (02-4F820)|
|SHA-273 LEFT TURN POCKET EXTENTION (02-3E600)|
|SHA-273 BRIDGE REHABILITATION (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) (02-4E530)|
|SHA-299 BGI CAPSTONE HIGHWAY REALIGNMENT (02-3E410)|
|SHA-299 SHASTA ADA RECONSTRUCT SIDEWALKS (02-4G480)|
|SHA-299 BELLA DIDDY PAVEMENT REHABILITATION (02-36070)|
|SHA-299 TWIN GULCHES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (02-2E510)|
|SHA-299 HATCHET MOUNTAIN OVERLAY (02-4G190)|
|SHA-299 HAT CREEK TRUCK CLIMBING LANE IMPROVEMENT (02-4E270)|
|SHA-299 HAT CREEK CURVE IMPROVEMENT (02-2E740)|