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BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE MIDWAY ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Thursday, July 09, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 09, 2020


BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE MIDWAY ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Butte County, Calif. – The Midway Road Bridge Replacement Project across Butte Creek and Butte Creek Overflow, located approximately 3 miles south of Durham, is scheduled to begin July 21, 2020.  The contract for this project has been awarded to MCM Construction Inc. of North Highlands, CA in the amount of $19,600,643.50.  This project is funded by a combination of Federal Highway Bridge Program Funds and Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Act (RMRA Gas Tax) funds.  The estimated completion date is December 31, 2021.  These dates may be subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.

The project will replace two existing bridges originally constructed in 1915 and 1918 with a new 1,404 foot long highway bridge and adjacent approach roadway on the Midway spanning both Butte Creek and the Butte Creek Overflow channel.  

The project will construct the new bridge on the existing alignment and will necessitate a full closure of the Midway to all traffic – including pedestrians, bicycles, autos and emergency vehicles until the new bridge is complete.  A detour will be provided for through traffic. Additional information regarding this project is available at www.buttecounty.net/publicworks.

Both private contractors and public works staff continue to work during the COVID-19 Emergency, as both are considered “Essential Workforce Jobs”, per state guidance.  More information on this project can be obtained by calling Butte County Public Works at 530.538.7681.

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