The project involves construction of the existing 22-feet wide bridge on Crows Landing Road that crosses the San Joaquin river on the westside of southern Stanislaus County. The bridge connects several nearby communities of Stanislaus County and servers roughly 8,000 vehicles daily with almost 20 percent being truck traffic.
Stanislaus County Department of Public Works is the lead agency overseeing the project and Security Paving Company, Inc. of Westlake Village, California, who is constructing the bridge.
After a recent assessment, the existing bridge was determined to be structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The condition of the bridge has deteriorated with time and now needs a full replacement in order to provide a safer crossing over the river.
The new bridge will widen both travel lanes and road shoulders in order to improve safety for motorists. In addition, once constructed, the new bridge will meet Caltrans and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials structural and geometric standards.
The project estimated construction cost is approximately $22,720,477 with most of the project funding coming from the federally funded Highway Bridge Program. Other project funding is also coming from the Senate Bill 1, Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account.
Construction began in summer 2021. Due to recent rain significantly impacting the construction work, the bridge will now be completed with lanes that accommodate full width traffic in winter 2023.
Construction of the bridge replacement will be conducted in two stages to allow traffic to continue using the crossing while the new bridge is being built. Stage one will begin in late spring 2021 and stage two began in late spring 2022.
A new bridge will be constructed in parallel to the existing bridge along the north side. Additional embankment fill will occur on both sides of the river to accommodate the wider structure. Once the new bridge is complete, traffic will be transitioned to the new bridge to allow demolition of the old bridge. Lastly, the final width of the new bridge will be finished and opened to traffic.
Work will typically occur Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday on occasions from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasionally, night work may also occur on Carpenter Road and during certain construction activities requiring 24-hour work such as drilling foundation piers.
During construction there may be traffic delays, detours and typical construction-related noise and dust.
No, through traffic over the bridge will continue to be allowed on Crows Landing Road. However, lane restrictions with one-way traffic control and flaggers may occur to allow for construction of the approach embankments on each side of the San Joaquin River.
A temporary road closure of Carpenter Road may occur on occasion from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday with a detour to Ruble Road. However, prior to any closure, detour information will be made available to the public.
No, access to local property owners will be maintained throughout construction. Any road closure near properties will also be coordinated on an individual basis. In addition, public safety access will be maintained at all times during construction.
Communication with the local and traveling public is a priority for Stanislaus County. For more information or to sign up for project-related notifications, please visit the Contact page on the project website at www.crowslandingbridge.com. For updates, questions or concerns, you may also email email@example.com or call the project hotline at (209) 683-5071.