California Department of Transportation
Today's Date: July 20, 2015
District: 8 – Riverside/San Bernardino
Contact: Philip Havins
Phone: (909) 289-8827
Contact: Joy Schneider
Phone: (909) 383-4631
Commuter Alert: Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Open to Traffic On Friday
RIVERSIDE - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge will open to traffic on Friday, July 24, 2015 at noon.
Crews will strengthen the westbound side of the bridge in order to allow two-way traffic— one lane in each direction. Once I-10 is opened, minor work will be performed on the westbound side and work will commence on the eastbound side of the structure to get it operational. The existing detours will remain in effect until the opening of I-10.
Caltrans was able to expedite the opening of I-10 at Tex Wash Bridge, which washed out during a major storm on July 19, because of emergency contractual procedures that allowed Granite Construction, Inc. to be awarded the project on Monday, July 20, 2015.
As a result of the weekend storm, Caltrans inspected other bridges in the area and two were found to need minor repairs—Adair Ditch Bridge and Hillock Ditch Bridge. The repairs on these bridges are being performed concurrently and will be completed today.