Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Traffic delays expected due to Pudding Creek bridge construction

The Pudding Creek bridge in Fort Bragg, California. Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — Caltrans reported that around-the-clock one-way traffic control will begin on Route 1 at the north end of Fort Bragg at the Pudding Creek Bridge starting Monday, June 19, and will continue until Aug. 29.

Traffic will be controlled with a temporary signal system. Motorists from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. can expect up to 20-minute delays Monday through Friday and 30-minute delays are anticipated on the weekends.

There will also be 10 nighttime closures during the following dates from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Construction will escort emergency responders over the bridge:

• Two nights from July 12 to 14;
• Three nights from July 17 to 20;
• Three nights from Sept. 11 to 14;
• Two nights from Sept. 23 to 25.

The safety project includes widening the Pudding Creek Bridge to accommodate two 12-foot wide lanes, two 8-foot wide shoulders, two 6-foot walkways and new bridge railings.

The project also includes “Complete Streets” improvements by constructing sidewalks on both sides of SR 1 from Pudding Creek Bridge south to Elm Street and north to Pudding Creek Drive and drainage improvements and relocation of the City of Fort Bragg’s waterline from the Pudding Creek Dam to Route 1.

For more information, visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-1/d1-projects/puddingcreekbridge.

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