Cayucos is getting more work done on its bridges, with one job Downtown and the other north of town.
San Luis Obispo County Public Works is diving into its bridge maintenance program in November and December, with three big projects in store, two of which are in Cayucos.
The County recently announced that it will be working on the Villa Creek and North Ocean Avenue bridges in Cayucos and the Encina Avenue Bridge in Santa Margarita.
Work on Villa Creek Bridge, located north and east of town off Hwy 1, started in late October and the North Ocean Avenue job that spans Cayucos Creek will be done soon, the County said, so long as Mother Nature cooperates. “Weather permitting, this work should be completed by the end of this year.” Whitaker Construction of Paso Robles got the $327,755 contract to perform this work.
Traffic will be affected, with flagmen, lane closures and detours expected. “Residents on Villa Creek Road and Encina Avenue can expect the bridges to be closed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except for emergency access,” the County said. “At North Ocean Avenue, the public, including pedestrians and cyclists, should expect delays of up to 10 minutes and are advised to adjust their travel plans accordingly.
The work is part of the County’s ongoing efforts to shore up old bridges. “This work is required to maintain safe bridge conditions,” the County said, “and to avoid costly repairs in the future.”
The South Bay Boulevard Bridge over Los Osos Creek in Los Osos is another County job that is in the pipeline.
Money for the bridgework is coming from the Federal Highway Bridge Program and the SLO County Road Maintenance Fund.
Cayucos is a couple of new highway bridges underway replacing northbound spans over Toro Creek and Cayucos Creek on Hwy 1, projects funded by Caltrans.