LOMPOC A project to replace the Salsipuedes Creek bridge and construct a retaining wall and fish passage on State Route 1 near Lompoc will continue this week with a traffic switch onto the newly constructed southbound bridge today.
The traffic signal will be temporarily turned off during the traffic switch. Motorists will encounter traffic control via a pilot car and flaggers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. today. When the traffic switch is complete, the traffic signal will be restored to allow two-way traffic on the southbound bridge and construction to begin on the northbound bridge, Jim Shivers, spokesman for Caltrans District 5, said in a news release.
The width of each lane during construction has been reduced to about 11.5 feet without shoulders. Oversized vehicles must use an alternate route during the project, Mr. Shivers said.
The contractor for the $5 million project is CalPortland Construction out of Santa Maria. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.