The Cow Creek Bridge is part of a new project. Photo submitted

Bridge deck rehabilitation upcoming at Cow Creek Bridge on Highway 44

The California Department of Transportation and Myers & Sons Construction LLC. are preparing to begin a bridge deck rehabilitation on the Cow Creek Bridge on Highway 44 in the Palo Cedro area. This bridge work is a part of a bridge maintenance project encompassing 13 locations in Shasta and Tehama Counties.

Motorists should plan for one-way traffic control for night work on the nights of April 6 and April 7 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., with up to 15-minutes delays. The eastbound on ramp to Highway 44 from Deschutes Road is planned to be closed during these night operations.

Starting Monday, April 10, the bridge area will be reduced to one lane, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Once this long-term closure is in place, motorists will encounter 24/7 one-way traffic control on and around the bridge area, with up to 15-minute delays. The eastbound on ramp to Highway 44 from Deschutes Road will be closed for the duration of construction activities. A signed detour will be available during the ramp closure. Access to Cow Creek around the bridge area will be closed during the bridge rehabilitation.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas, follow speed limit reductions in place and allot extra time for delays and detours. This bridge work is currently anticipated to be completed by late July, weather and operations pending.

Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. CalTrans and its contractors do our best to keep the public informed. To stay up to date on highway projects, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Project information can also be found on the District 2 webpage. The public can also call (530) 225-3426 during working hours or send an email to D2PIO@dot.ca.gov. Updated highway conditions for California can be found on QuickMap and on One-Stop-Shop for the Western U.S.