Saturday, February 26, 2011

Upcoming Meeting on Avenue of the Giants Four Bridges Project


UPCOMING PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING ON
AVENUE OF THE GIANTS FOUR BRIDGES PROJECT

Eureka – Caltrans announced today that a public scoping meeting will be held on Monday, February 28, 2011, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center for the Avenue of the Giants Four Bridges Project.  This project proposes to upgrade existing bridge railing to current standards and widen bridge decks at Ohman Creek Bridge, Elk Creek Bridge, Bridge Creek Bridge, and Bear Creek Bridge on Route 254, also known as Avenue of the Giants.  A bridge replacement of the Bridge Creek Bridge is also being studied due to potential structural deficiencies at this location.

 “Though we are several years away from construction on this project, we want to gather public input at this early stage to assist in our analysis of potential impacts,” said Richard Mullen, Caltrans Project Manager.  “The four bridges included in this project were all built more than 50 years ago and are in need of rail upgrades.  The proposed four foot shoulders would also better accommodate recreational use throughout the Avenue.”

The Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center is located in Weott at 17119 Avenue of the Giants.  For more information on this project, please visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/254_bridges/ or contact Richard Mullen at Richard_Mullen@dot.ca.gov or 707-441-5877.

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