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Caltrans Improves Several Bridges in the Sacramento Valley Due to SB 1 Funds



Project Will Extend the Service Life of Nine Bridges and Provide a Smoother Commute for Motorists


Date:  July 13, 2018
District: District 3
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571

MARYSVILLE - Caltrans will improve and extend the service life of nine bridges in five Sacramento Valley counties, due to funding by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

"This is a huge project for the Sacramento area because we are able to perform proactive maintenance work to prevent aging and deterioration of nine bridges in five different counties saving taxpayers millions of dollars in costly repairs in the future."

Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans

Sacramento Valley SB 1 Bridge Improvements

Work began the week of July 9, and crews will improve and repair the roadways on the following bridges:

  • Connector from westbound Interstate 80 to southbound I-5 in the city of Sacramento.
  • I-80 North Avenue Overcrossing in the city of Sacramento.
  • I-80 Dry Creek Road Overcrossing in the city of Sacramento.
  • State Route 20 Meridian Bridge in the counties of Sutter and Colusa.
  • SR-99 West Riego Road overcrossing in Sutter County.
  • I-5 Lurline Avenue Overcrossing in Colusa County.
  • I-5 Fairview Road Overcrossing in Colusa County.
  • I-5/County Road 68 Overcrossing in Glenn County.
  • SR-65/SR-70 Connector in Yuba County.

"This SB 1 project has a direct impact on the region’s economy because the bridges are crucial transportation arteries for daily commuters and commercial freight carriers traveling throughout the Sacramento Valley region. For example, more than 26,000 vehicles a day travel on the connector from westbound I-80 to southbound I-5 to reach downtown Sacramento’s business and entertainment districts, and state and local government offices. This SB 1 funded project sustains the movement of people and goods."

Amarjeet S. Benipal, Director, Caltrans District 3

The $1.2 million project was awarded to Truesdell Corporation of California, Inc. Crews will put a new surface on the road and apply a coating to the concrete bridge decks to extend the life of the pavement quality. Work is scheduled during the week from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. but may vary depending upon bridge work. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, use alternate routes, and Be Work Zone Alert.

Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues. More information and updates on projects can be found on the Caltrans District 3 Project Map or on Twitter via @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.

SB 1 provides an ongoing funding increase of approximately $1.8 billion annually for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state highway system. SB 1 funds will enable Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.

Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.

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