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CONSTRUCTION ON KIRKWOOD ROAD AND COLUMBIA AVENUE JEWETT CREEK BRIDGES
The Tehama County Public Works Department has awarded a construction contract to Viking Construction Company to replace the Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue bridges over Jewett Creek.
The replacement of the existing bridges is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the travelling public. The bridges were originally built in 1923 and 1948, respectively. Neither meets current design, hydraulic, or seismic standards. The old bridges will be replaced with wider bridges that meet current standards. The projects will require Kirkwood Road and Columbia Avenue to be closed to through traffic at the bridge locations for the duration of the construction. Access will be maintained to all adjacent properties, and detoured routes will be provided.
Construction work and road closures are scheduled to begin July 28, 2023, with a target completion date of December 2023.
CONSTRUCTION ON THE EVERGREEN ROAD PROJECT HAS BEGUN
The Tehama County Public Works Department has contracted with JF Shea Company, Inc. to replace the existing Evergreen Road bridge over the South Fork Cottonwood Creek. The bridge is located approximately 0.25-mile west of Bowman Road.
The replacement of the Evergreen bridge is necessary to ensure continued safe access to the traveling public. The existing bridge was built in 1955 and does not meet current design, hydraulic, or seismic standards. The old bridge will be replaced with a new, wider bridge, and the alignment of the roadway will be improved. The project also includes replacement of the bridge over the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation Canal and improvements at the intersection of Evergreen Road and Bowman Road. Evergreen Road will be detoured onto a two-lane temporary road and remain open to traffic for the duration of the project, and access will be maintained to all adjacent properties.
Construction work began in February of 2023 with a target completion date of December 2024.
Woodson Bridge Grant Award
Tehama County Public Works, with assistance from Transportation Commission staff, is proud to announce successfully securing a U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration competitive grant through the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s competitive Bridge Investment Program. This early planning grant, one of 23 projects in 23 states, will help fund early project development.
The region will receive $320,000 to study if the existing structure of the Woodson Bridge over the Sacramento River may be restored, or if a new bridge needs to be erected. Senior Civil Engineer Jessica Pecha stated, “This grant will provide the resources needed to advance this project ahead of traditional funding programs. We are extremely grateful for this program and several others provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which will provide much needed repair to our aging infrastructure. The Department is dedicated to completing the studies identified in the grant application, which will enable us to move forward with final design and eventually project construction.”
This federal funding will bring additional construction dollars to the region and assist in supporting the local economy. According to the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, “These grants will help communities across the country move forward to modernize their bridges and make it easier for people and goods to move quickly, reliably, and safely to their destinations.”
Deer Creek Levee Repair Project
The Flood Control and Water Conservation District is nearing completion of a levee repair project on Deer Creek east of Vina. The work includes re-sloping and placing rock armor in an eroded 275-foot-long section of the bank that removed a portion of the levee. Once the primary work is complete willows will be planted along the creek to further protect the bank, and the disturbed areas around the rock will be reseeded with native plants. These levees protect property from flood damage. Let’s hope they will be used in the near feature as a wet year is badly needed!
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