Caltrans announced there will be a full overnight closure of US Highway 101 at the Klamath River Bridge in order to allow the removal of equipment from beneath the bridge. The full nighttime closure will be in effect from 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, through 4 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14.
A second full nighttime closure may be necessary from 10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, through 4 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15. If this second closure becomes in effect, it will be announced, and electronic signs will be used to alert motorists beginning the morning of Monday, Oct. 14.
This project is replacing three hinges on the Klamath River Bridge in order to extend the service life of the structure. A hinge is a vital part of a bridge that allows it to expand and contract with changes in temperature. A temporary traffic signal will remain in place through late October. One-way traffic control will be in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week and motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.
The Klamath River hinge project will also occur over the 2014 construction season, from June to late October. A temporary traffic signal will also be in place then.
For more information, please contact resident engineer Karen Sanders at 707-498-4009.