Construction Starts on Major Colusa Highway Project


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District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone:  (530) 741-4571; (530) 682-6145



COLUSA — Motorists can expect intermittent lane and parking restrictions on State Highways 20/45, or Bridge Street, in Colusa because of major construction activity through the fall.

Crews are scheduled to start work  Monday, April 6, to overhaul the roadway along a mile-long stretch of Bridge Street between Market Street and Butte Vista Way. Nighttime work is scheduled next week for the installation of temporary concrete barriers, or K-rail, along the route.

However, most of the work will take place during the daytime hours Monday through Friday. Motorists can expect intermittent one-way traffic control. Pedestrians should be alert for sidewalk closures and follow the designated detour routes. Crews will ensure there will be access to local businesses and residences during construction.

The work is part of a $19.5 million roadway rehabilitation and complete streets project that calls for replacing the old pavement, reconstructing the roadway to accommodate 12-foot-wide lanes and two 10-foot wide shoulders, building American with Disabilities Act compliant sideswalks, upgrading drainage facilities and the traffic signal at Sioc Street and establishing new left turn lanes. Teichert Construction of Sacramento is the contractor.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.