Friday, June 13, 2014

PCH Bridge Maintenance Project in Long Beach

Last night at 6 p.m., Caltrans closed all lanes on northbound Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) in Long Beach to demolish a damaged section of roadway on the bridge above the Terminal Island Freeway (SR-103). 

As you’ll see in the pictures, the demolition crews (subcontractor Penhall) surgically removed the concrete and rebar.  Steel plates were placed on SR-103 below the bridge to prevent the falling concrete from damaging the pavement.

This project is expected to finish by July 2014.  D.W. Powell Construction Inc. of Fontana, California was awarded this $600,000 contract that is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

Motorists should expect delays.  Signed detours will be in place.

Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It’s the law.