Dover Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project, Rural Templeton

The purpose of the project is to improve public safety along this portion of the roadway because the existing bridge has reached the end of its service life and cannot support legal loads including modern, large firefighting equipment.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has determined that the existing bridge should be replaced due to structural and hydraulic deficiencies, making the project eligible for federal funding.  The proposed bridge project will construct a new bridge at the same location. A temporary bridge will allow the bridge to remain open to traffic during construction.  Construction will last one year and is anticipated to start the summer of 2024. The project site is in Supervisorial District 1.

Project Location


Project Contacts

For questions or additional information please contact Patrik Johansson  via email: [email protected] or phone: (805) 781-5287.

Project Updates

September 3, 2019 - Environmental Report (MND) Available for Comment

The project's environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) report  considered the location, design features, and environmental effects of the proposed bridge replacement project. 

A Community Meeting to discuss the MND took place October 8, 2019 at the project site.