In 2012, Caltrans announced plans to replace the Hurkey Creek Bridge, a 1930s-era relic deemed too narrow for today’s larger and higher-speed vehicles.

The $2.5 million project widened the bridge from 23 to 43.5 feet and lengthened the span from 34.1 to 50 feet. One-way traffic, controlled by traffic lights in both directions, was in effect during construction that began in April of last year and wrapped last month with completion of the bridge structure.

According to Caltrans Public Information Officer Joy Schneider, all that remains to be completed is landscaping, final striping and removing all construction fencing and signs in the area. Schneider noted the landscaping portion of the project should be completed in May 2017.