California Department of Transportation - District 2
 

Shasta County

Antlers Bridge Replacement  

SHA-5 ANTLERS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT (02-37890)
In Shasta Co on Interstate 5, near the town of Lakehead, this project is currently in its second year of construction and will eventually replace the existing Antlers Bridge over the Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake.  The existing bridge is well past its design life and was requiring frequent and expensive maintenance work.  The new bridge will consist of a 1900’ long 5 span concrete structure and is scheduled to be complete in 2015. ...more

   
   

SHA-299 BELLA DIDDY PAVEMENT REHABILITATION (02-36070)
Description: This project near Bella Vista is designed to rehabilitate a ten mile section of State Route 299 from east of Intermountain Road to west of Backbone Ridge Road. Work will improve ride quality, preventing further deterioration of the road surface, minimizing costly roadway repairs, and extending the pavement life. In addition to the pavement rehabilitation, the project will widen the roadway, adding an 8-foot shoulder, rehabilitate culverts and the Salt Creek and Lim Creek Bridges.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction is estimated to begin in Spring 2014  

   
   

SHA-299 TWIN GULCHES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (02-2E510)
Description: The Twin Gulches project will address two hairpin turns between post miles 4.3 and 5.5. Beginning in 2014, the Capstone project will realign the remaining curves between a section completed in 2009 and the Middle of Buckhorn project.
Project Manager: Chris Harvey
Construction is in progress

   
N Market St  

2-2 MANY BRIDGES (Pronounced Two Too Many) (02-4E530) - Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This project includes 22 bridges throughout Shasta County. The purpose is to repair existing damage and perform preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of these structures.
The North Market St. Bridge is one of the first bridges to get a facelift this year. Damaged overlay has been removed, some even chipped out by hand on the northbound side of the bridge. District 2 crews and J.F. Shea employees are working together to realign joint seals on both approaches to the bridge. They will also place new polyester overlay, reducing the need for further maintenance for years to come.

A very interesting technique is being used to detect any problems beneath the surface.  It’s called “chaining” and involves the dragging of what looks like a rake with metal chains on the end, across the bridge. The chains make a high pitched sound, but when they glide over a defect, the chains make a rather hollow sound. The crews then mark it for repair.
The entire process will be repeated on the southbound side of the bridge, which was constructed some 60 years ago.

You may not notice it as much, but work will also be done underneath the bridge. The steel components will be cleaned and painted. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction, where workers are present, but disruption is minimal.  Crews are expected to complete the work on the North Market Street Bridge by Fall 2014.

Project Manager: Eric Akana
Construction is in progress

   
   

SHA-5 I-5 MODIFICATION OF OVERHEAD SIGNS (02-4E790)
Description: To improve sign visibility, modify to an overhead configuration, and fix naming inconsistencies.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction is estimated to begin late 2014/early 2015

   
   

SHA-5 GILMAN DRAINAGE SAFETY PROJECT (02-4F450) - Photo
Description: To improve roadway and surface drainage, as well as add new striping and lighting.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction is estimated to begin in July 2014

   
   

SHA-5 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND PAVEMENT OVERLAY (02-2E320)
Description: To repair and protect 10 bridges in Shasta County to keep them serviceable and extend their useful life.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction is complete

   
   

SHA-44 SHINGLETOWN SAFETY ROADSIDE REST AREA LIGHTING (02-4G320)
Description: To replace current lighting with decorative, high energy efficient LED luminaries, to provide additional safety lighting for pedestrians.
Project Manager: Lance Brown
Construction is estimated to begin in April 2014

   
   

SHA-44 ESKIMO HILL & GRASSHOPPER CHIP SEAL (TWO LOCATIONS) (02-4F130)
Description: To place an AR Chip Seal, remove thermoplastic pavement markings, lead compliance plan.
Project Manager: Lance Brown
Construction in progress

   
   

SHA-44 PALO CEDRO CAPM PAVEMENT REHAB (02-4E430) - Photo
Description: To overlay the pavement on SR44. Guardrails and end treatments will be reconstructed to meet current standards. Shoulder backing, and delineation will be placed as needed.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction estimated to begin November 2014

   
   

SHA-273 DOWNTOWN REDDING REMOVE AND REPLACE DIGOUTS (02-4G150)
Description: Thin blanket overlay, digouts, and modify signal
Project Manager: Lance Brown
Construction estimated to begin in May 2014

   
   

SHA-273 REDDING MAINTENANCE FACILITY AUTOMATIC GATES (02-4F820)
Project Manager: Lance Brown
Construction is estimated to begin June 2014

   
   

SHA-273 LEFT TURN POCKET EXTENTION (02-3E600) - Photo
Description: To enhance safety and improve operations in the Redding North Downtown area. The project is needed due to the peak period congestion at numerous intersections.
Project Manager: Phil Baker
Construction is complete

   
   

SHA-299 BGI CAPSTONE HIGHWAY REALIGNMENT (02-3E410) - Photo
Description: To improve sections of Buckhorn Grade on SR 299W to improve geometrics, super elevation, stopping sight distance, passing opportunities, and to remove truck restrictions on these segments.
Project Manager: Chris Harvey
Construction estimated for late 2014/early 2015

   
   

SHA-299 SHASTA ADA RECONSTRUCT SIDEWALKS (02-4G480)
Decription: To provide an ADA compliant walkway along the eastbound side of Highway 299 in the town of Shasta (Old Shasta).
Project Manager: Steve Rogers
Construction is estimated to begin in November 2014

   
    SHA-299 TWIN GULCHES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (02-2E510)
Description: To improve highway alignment and elevation, construct 8 foot paved shoulders, increase stopping sight distance, and increase the clear recovery zone.
Project Manager: Chris Harvey
Construction in progress
   
    SHA-299 HATCHET MOUNTAIN OVERLAY (02-4G190)
Description: To place thin blanket overlay with digouts
Project Manager: Lance Brown
Construction is estimated to begin in June 2014
   
    SHA-299 HAT CREEK TRUCK CLIMBING LANE IMPROVEMENT (02-4E270) - Photo
Description: To enhance the truck climbing lane by extending the length of the lane to the bottom of the grade.
Project Manager: Chris Harvey
Construction is estimated to begin late 2014 or early 2015
   
    SHA-299 HAT CREEK CURVE IMPROVEMENT (02-2E740)
Description:
Project Manager: Chris Harvey
Construction is estimated to begin October 2014