Construction to resume on Klamath River Bridge

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Caltrans announced it will resume construction on a bridge in Del Norte County.

The project is designed to replace three hinges on the Klamath River Bridge, on U.S. Highway 101 near Klamath, thus extending the service life of the structure. A hinge allows a bridge to expand and contract with changes in temperature.   Two of the three hinges were replaced last summer. Construction begins on Monday, June 2nd. One-way traffic control will be in effect on the bridge starting the week of June 9th, and will last until late October when construction is complete.  Caltrans officials have some reminders for motorists using the bridge this summer.

"We're asking people to plan ahead.  There will be 10 minute delays with one-way traffic controlled 24 hours a day.  Also, with any construction zone, we ask people to slow down, put the cell phone down and look around, be very attentive, because we have people working on the bridge, and it's a vital safety issue," said Scott Burger, the Public Information Officer for Caltrans, District 1.

U.S. Highway 101 at the Klamath River Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th through Monday, June 16th at 4 a.m. If required, there will be another closure that Monday night and ending the next morning.