Klamath River Bridge Project

Klamath River Bridge Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans District 2), in conjunction with Golden State Bridge Inc., is beginning the last season of construction on the Klamath River Bridge Project. The $14 million project will widen roadways, and replace and remove the current bridge structure at the junction of State Route (SR) 96 and State Route (SR) 263. 

State Route 263 will reopen on Monday, May 3 at 7 a.m. following a closure in order to tie the roadway into the new Klamath River Bridge, north of Yreka. 

There will be intermittent traffic control and closures on both State Route 263 and State Route 96 throughout the summer months as work continues on the project. The old Klamath River Bridge is anticipated to be removed starting in June of 2021 and continue through July 2021. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2021. 

Please drive carefully through construction zones, slow down, and be aware of your surroundings. 

Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. To stay up-to-date on highway projects, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The public can also call (530) 225-3426 during working hours or send an email to D2PIO@dot.ca.gov.

This project is funded in part by Senate Bill 1, through which Caltrans has committed to repair or replace 17,000 miles of pavement, 7,700 traffic signals, signs, and sensors, 55,000 culverts and drains, and 500 bridges by 2027. 

The State’s transportation system is a high priority for California. As the Caltrans 2021 Construction Season has begun, North Region Construction and District 2 are aiming to follow construction operations as scheduled while monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 emergency.