Construction of the Interstate 5 trestle at the Pier 3 location on Antlers Bridge is nearing completion. The bridge is on the south side of Lake Shasta and lies north of Redding and the city of Shasta Lake. Divers have been working since mid-June to attach prefabricated cross bracing to the trestle piles. The work is scheduled to be complete by the end of this month.
The contractor is putting the final touches on the east column forms and rebar in preparation to pour concrete this week. The pour will occur at night, either Monday or Tuesday, depending on progress. Travelers can expect a nighttime lane closure to be in place to accommodate the transition of concrete trucks in and out of the construction area. This will be the first of 12 columns to be completed for the bridge. The contractor will then move to the west column at Pier 2.
Activity continues on the south side roadway area with grading and construction of the road base and drainage. Haul trucks will continue to move material from the south side of the bridge to the north side as excavations continue. A southbound daytime lane closure will be in place from the Antlers Road interchange onramp to the south end of the bridge.
Looking ahead to the week of July 25, 2011, travelers can expect a lane closure south bound in order to accommodate haul trucks. In addition, expect utility and work trucks/pickups to be periodically entering and exiting the northbound lanes on the south end of the project. Please be aware and reduce speeds when traveling through the project limits.
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