El Camino Real Bridge Replacement Project, Santa Margarita

The purpose of the project is to improve public safety along this portion of the roadway because the existing bridge is deteriorating and hydraulically inadequate. Implementation of the project will improve the roadway alignment with incorporation of a consistent 55-mile per hour posted speed corridor and add a center turn lane. The project site is in the North County planning area, Salinas River subarea, within Supervisorial District 5.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has determined that the existing bridge should be replaced due to its poor condition and because of scour, making the project eligible for federal funding.  The proposed bridge project will construct a new wider bridge at the same location. Construction will be phased to allow the bridge to remain open to traffic during construction.  Construction will last two years and is anticipated to start the summer of 2020.

Project Location

Project Contacts

For questions or additional information please contact Kidd C. Immel via email or phone: (805) 781-5981, or stop by the Public Works Department office in downtown San Luis Obispo located at 976 Osos Street, Room 206

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