Calaveras County Bridge Replacement

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to replace the North Fork Calaveras River Bridge on an alternate alignment along State Route 12 in Calaveras County. The current bridge has above-average collision rates and nonstandard bridge railings, width, super elevation, and horizontal alignment. The proposed replacement bridge would have two 12-foot lanes, two 8-foot shoulders, and new bridge railings to meet current standards. The project would also involve roadway realignment next to the north side of the existing bridge and would correct the existing nonstandard horizontal roadway alignment at the west and east ends of the structure.

Project Map

Project Benefits


The purpose of this project is to provide the traveling public with an up-to-standard crossing over the North Fork Calaveras River on State Route 12 in Calaveras County.


The project is needed because the North Fork Calaveras River Bridge has been identified by the Caltrans Office of Structures Maintenance and Investigations as having exceeded its design life expectancy and not meeting current standards.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State $10,850,000.00
Federal Not Applicable
Construction Cost $10,850,000.00


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed May 2022
Right of way acquisition to be completed April 2024
Design to be completed
April 2024
Advertise August 2024
Construction to begin November 2024
Construction to be completed February 2026


Project Contact 

Chris Burlaza, Project Manager
Phone: (209) 639-6446

Jaycee Azevedo, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (209) 992-9824

District 10 Public Information Office
Phone: (209) (209) 948-7977



Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration - December 2021 (PDF - 1,541 KB)


Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.