City of Redding crews this morning closed a section of Park Marina Drive under the
Cypress Avenue Bridge because of high Sacramento River flows, which are expected to
cover the roadway, the city reported today.
Park Marina Drive is closed at its intersection with Locust Street on the north and
Parkview Avenue to the south. Motorists are directed to use Athens Avenue as an
alternate route to cross Cypress Avenue.
The closure was prompted by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s planned Sacramento
River releases of 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) fiom Keswick Dam by noon today
(Monday, March 21). The releases are necessary to ensure adequate flood storage in
Shasta Lake. Recent significant rainfall has caused the Bureau to ramp up releases in the
Park Marina Drive will remain closed as long as the releases are above 42,000 cfs to
ensure the safety of motorists, according to Public Works Director Brian Crane.
Note: A Cypress Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for this Thursday (March 24)
has been postponed indefinitely due to the high river releases. A replacement date will be
-from press release