For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Department of Public Works: 530.538.7861
The Butte County Department of Public Works plans to begin construction on the Oregon Gulch Road Bridge across Morris Ravine on September 12, 2016. Traffic flow will be maintained across the existing bridge until it is removed when construction is complete. Traffic control will only be in place if traffic needs to be staged or reduced to one lane. Completion of the bridge is estimated for the spring of 2017. The bridge is located on Oregon Gulch Road, approximately 750 feet east off of Cherokee Road, and north of the Feather River diversion pool.
The proposed project will involve replacing the existing bridge with a new single span bridge on a new alignment immediately adjacent, and just downstream, of the current crossing. The new bridge will be approximately 71’-5” in length and it will accommodate two 12 foot lanes with a four foot shoulders for an overall width of 32 feet between bridge railing and approach guardrail. The new approach roadway will be constructed and will be nearly 400 feet on either side of the bridge. Retaining walls will also be constructed near the new bridge.