Work on a new bridge on Main Street over Santa Rosa Creek is expected to resume Monday, June 16, the county Department of Public Works has announced.
Work began in August, but, under conditions imposed on its construction permit, was suspended in November during what’s supposed to the rainy season.
The new $3.5 million bridge near Santa Rosa Creek Road will replace the narrow, “functionally obsolete” 1929 version, which will be removed after the new one is complete. Souza Construction of San Luis Obispo has the contract.
The new bridge will include pedestrian and bicycle lanes. The cast-in-place concrete bridge, 37.5-feet wide and 150 feet long, will span the creek, allowing more space for a flood waters to flow underneath and no in-creek pillars to trap debris.
Occasional lane closures are expected through Labor Day. The bridge will close altogether in September for three to four weeks. Finish work is expected to continue through November.
Funds for the project come from the Federal Highway Administration Bridge Replacement Program administered by Caltrans, Proposition 1B Transportation Funds, Federal Bridge Toll Credits and the County Road Fund.