Repairs to Lassen, Plumas, Tehama county bridges ensure access for commuters, freight

Caltrans today announced it will begin work on Monday, July 24 on a bridge maintenance project to provide needed repairs on 17 bridges in Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama counties, improving travel and facilitating goods movement. Operations on the project will include polyester concrete overlays and joint seal and abutment work. The $5.2 million project is fully funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

“These bridge repairs are vital for keeping the structures in good shape for the movement of people and goods throughout Northern California and beyond,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “Thanks to accelerated funding from SB 1, this important project is set to begin soon and will conduct the needed rehabilitation efforts to keep traffic moving safely on these structures for years to come.”

Motorists should anticipate one-way traffic control at most locations, with up to 5-minute delays Mondays to Fridays during daytime hours. Night work is planned for the Susan River Bridge and lane/shoulder closures are planned for the Evans Canyon Undercrossing.

The project will rehabilitate these 17 bridges:
Lassen County
Susan River Bridge (No.1) – Highway 36, Lassen County;
Susan River Bridge (No.2) – Highway 36, Lassen County;
Pit River Bridge – Highway 299, Lassen County;
Evans Canyon Undercrossing – U.S. 395, Lassen County;
Long Valley Creek Bridge – Highway 395, Lassen County; and
Long Valley Creek Overflow Bridge – Highway 395, Lassen County.

Plumas County
Bailey Creek Bridge – Highway 36, Plumas County;
Chipps Creek Bridge – Highway 70, Plumas County;
North Fork Feather River Bridge – Highway 70, Plumas County;
Indian Creek Bridge – Highway 70, Plumas County;
Spanish Creek Bridge – Highway 70, Plumas County;
Middle Fork Feather River Bridge – Highway 89, Plumas County;
Wolf Creek Bridge – Highway 89, Plumas County;
Lake Almanor Spillway Bridge – Highway 89, Plumas County; and
Hamilton Branch Bridge – Highway 147, Plumas County.

Tehama County
Deer Creek Bridge (No. 1) – Highway 32, Tehama County; and
Deer Creek Bridge (No. 2) – Highway 32, Tehama County.

Drivers are reminded that the law requires them to slow down, obey temporary speed limit reductions and drive carefully in and around construction areas. American Civil Constructors West Coast LLC is the lead contractor on the project. Work will continue on the project until winter suspension and is currently planned for completion by April of 2024.

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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.

About SB 1
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually shared equally between the state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly thanks to the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. To view the latest news and information on SB1 funding and federal infrastructure investments, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov, which contains data on the state and federal funding. Website visitors can learn more about the different infrastructure programs, track the amount of funding California is receiving, and find projects on an updated interactive map.