Bridge Maintenance and Replacement Program

 

Goals:

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships and coordination with Caltrans
  • Maintain a robust structure improvement program addressing the needs of the County
  • Increase the average General Appraisal Rating of the County’s bridge inventory
  • Maximize available federal and state funding in order to preserve County resources
  • Allocate in-house staff economically for the timely delivery of projects for construction
  • Manage outside consultant services effectively to receive the maximum benefit
  • Pursue professional development of the engineering staff through continuing education
 

Duties of the Bridge Design Group include the following:

  • Develop and maintain project work schedules for all Bridge Design projects
  • Prepare design reports, detail plans and technical specifications in-house
  • Review and approve reports, plans and specifications prepared by outside consultants
  • Manage in-house staff and consulting engineers to complete projects for construction
  • Maintain, update and improve the Bridge Design standards for the County
  • Provide technical support related to structural engineering to other divisions
  • Coordinate with Caltrans

Bridge replacements and retrofits ensure the County's bridges are safe, and can meet current and future automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian needs. Caltrans engineers regularly inspect County owned bridges that are longer than 20 feet for safety, and to determine eligibility for federal and state funding. Project Engineering is by San Luis Obispo County Public Works. Projects are engineered and managed by a team of dedicated civil engineers. It takes a minimum of 5 years to deliver a bridge project from project initiation to beginning of construction, to assure:
 
  • Public notice and concerns are addressed
  • Private property rights are fully respected
  • Contracted work is awarded fairly and competitively
  • Compliance with environmental laws and regulation
  • To allow for public utilities that may conflict with the project to move their facilities  

For comments, questions or concerns please contact:

Kidd Cody Immel, PE, PLS County Bridge Engineer | (805) 781-5252 | kimmel@co.slo.ca.us | LinkedIn
Environmental Notices

Active Bridge Projects

River Grove Drive at Estrella River

  •  Construction planned for summer of 2018

Branch Mill Road at Tar Springs Creek

  •  Construction complete 2016!

Geneseo Road at Huer Huero Creek

Air Park Drive at Oceano Beach Lagoon

  •  Construction planned for summer of 2018

Cypress Mountain at Klau Creek

  •  Construction planned for summer of 2017
  •  Currently advertised for bidding at the County's "Purchasing" website

El Camino Real at Santa Margarita Creek

Lopez Drive at Lopez Lake

South Bay Boulevard at Los Osos Creek

Avila Beach Drive at San Luis Obispo Creek

Dover Canyon Road at Jack Creek

Jack Creek Road at Paso Robles Creek

Toro Creek Road at Toro Creek


External Links

Reference

Bridge Program Report