Toro Creek Southbound Bridge Replacement Project


Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to replace the existing southbound bridge at Toro Creek on State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County at postmile 32.6. The project proposes to remove the existing southbound bridge structure and construct a new bridge structure in its place. Project activities will involve vegetation clearing and replanting, pavement work, aesthetic treatments, upgrading guardrails, slope stabilization and erosion control, temporary construction access and staging sites, and temporary traffic control.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to address the poor bridge health of the existing southbound Toro Creek Bridge (bridge number 49-0068L) and upgrade nonstandard bridge railing, nonstandard geometric features, and associated roadway approaches.


The existing southbound Toro Creek Bridge has poor bridge health due to non-recoverable corrosion on the columns, abutments, and superstructure, and replacement of the structure is needed to resolve the issue. The existing bridge has bridge railings that need to be replaced with bridge railings that meet current Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware standards. The existing outside shoulders need to be widened to standard width to decrease off-tracking vehicle collisions and facilitate the passage of bicycle traffic.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Funding Source Funding Amount
Local Not Applicable
State To be determined
Federal To be determined
Construction Cost $15,266,000


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Draft environmental document to be completed February/March 2024
Final environmental document to be completed June 2024 
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed March 2025
Design to be completed June 2025
Advertise October 2025
Construction to begin January 2026
Construction to be completed June 2028



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Project Contacts

Carla Yu, Project Manager
Phone: 805-835-6349

Matt Fowler, Environmental Branch Chief
Phone: 805-779-0793

District 5 Public Information Office
Phone: 805-549-3318


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