El Camino Real Bridge Replacement Project, Santa Margarita
The project proposes replacing the existing bridge on El Camino Real over the Santa Margarita Creek with a new cast in place, concrete slab bridge.
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.
June 25, 2018 - Environmental Report (MND) Available for Comment
The project's environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) report is available for public comment and review. The report considers the location, design features, and environmental effects of the proposed bridge replacement project.
A Community Meeting to discuss the MND will take place Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:30-6:30PM at the Santa Margarita Community Building (9610 Murphy Street, Santa Margarita, CA 93453).
If you would like to discuss the proposed project, please contact the Project Manager, Kidd C. Immel via email or phone at (805) 781-5981.
Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.