KCRA Reports that New Bridge on Walerga Road over Dry Creek in Roseville opens Tuesday
KCRA Reporter, Brian Hickey
ROSEVILLE, Calif.- A new bridge on Walerga Road over Dry Creek in Roseville opens Tuesday with the promise of alleviating traffic and making the area safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Engineers are expected to divert traffic onto the eastern half of the bridge Tuesday, with a lane of traffic in each direction.
With traffic off of the old bridge, crews will make preparations to demolish it this summer. They will also begin setting foundations for the western span of the new Dry Creek Bridge.
The old bridge is 32 feet wide and 128 feet long. The new bridge is 101 feet wide and 514 feet long. The new bridge is 14 feet taller than the existing bridge, and once both halves are complete, it will include four lanes with 4-foot shoulders.
The bridge will also offer a 12-foot-wide class 1 bikeway and an 8-foot-wide walkway separated from traffic by a concrete barrier. The new bridge also adds new connections to existing bike and hiking trails in the area.
Work to remove the old bridge is expected to begin this summer. The second half, or western span, of the bridge will be built this summer with the full bridge open around June of 2021.
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