The Cambrian

Bridge project will close stretch of Cambria's Main Street after Pinedorado

Workers are seen recently doing early work on a $3.5 million project to replace a bridge near Santa Rosa Creek Road.
Workers are seen recently doing early work on a $3.5 million project to replace a bridge near Santa Rosa Creek Road. sduerr@thetribunenews.com

Soon after the Pinedorado/Labor Day weekend, a stretch of Cambria’s busy Main Street will close for about a month.

That’s according to Michael Boyce, who is managing the county project that is building a new $3.5 million bridge near Santa Rosa Creek Road, replacing the aging structure.

During the closure, Santa Rosa Creek Road will remain open, and Eton Road will be open for regular vehicle traffic, which can get downtown via Burton Drive, he said.

However, large trucks and other big vehicles will be shunted to Cambria Drive, because “trucks and tractor trailers have a tough time making the 90-degree turn at the Burton Drive Bridge,” Boyce said recently.

“We don’t want them getting stuck there.”

A combination of fixed signs and message boards will inform drivers of the situation.

“My main concern is to let everybody know Santa Rosa Creek Road will be open and accessible from the east end of Cambria,” Boyce said.

During the closure, crews are to complete “work on the left or south side of the bridge, building new approaches and paving,” Boyce said.

Then, “we’ll open the road back up and work to finish up the project.”

Weather permitting, he believes crews will be “out of the creek by the end of the first week of October.”

Boyce said he expects the new bridge will be complete about Thanksgiving, although work will continue in the area for a month or so after that.

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