Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project

Special Announcement

CANYON ROAD BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN. (Updated 4:46 PM 5/21/2021)

CANYON ROAD BRIDGE TRAFFIC DELAYS – TUESDAY, JULY 20

The contractor is working on forming the stem and soffit and preparing for the critical early morning mass concrete pour on Tuesday, July 20, starting at 4:00 am and is expected to last till 4:00 pm. During this time, please expect delays for up to 15 minutes. 

Canyon Road Bridge Intermittent Closures July 16 and 19

Phase 2 of the Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project is progressing.  The Contractor poured both abutments and began installing falsework this week.  the project is preparing for a critical early morning mass concrete pour tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 16 and Monday July 19 from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm.  During that time, please expect delays of up to 15 minutes.   

Canyon Road Bridge Daytime Closure

Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project is under construction and currently installing piles for the bridge’s abutments. The contractor is currently working Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please expect traffic delays of 15 minutes or longer. Beginning Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21, Canyon Road Bridge will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to all traffic, with the exception of emergency response services. The closure will ensure the safety of the community and the construction team during the installation of the creek diversion system. The Town apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience during construction. For current updates, check the Town’s Canyon Road Bridge Project webpage regularly. 

Canyon Road Bridge Daytime Closure

Phase 2 of the Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project began on April 19 and is making progress. The contractor is working Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please expect traffic delays of 15 minutes or longer. Beginning Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21, Canyon Road Bridge will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to all traffic, with the exception of emergency response services. The closure will ensure the safety of the community and the construction team during the installation of the creek diversion system. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during construction. For current updates, check the Town’s Canyon Road Bridge Project webpage regularly.

Canyon Road Bridge Project Phase 2 Construction to Begin

The Town Council received a project status update on the Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project. The presentation discussed the project phasing, upcoming construction schedule, and project funding. Construction will resume Monday, April 19, 2021, with the installation of the Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) Fence, removal of pavement on the west side of the project site, and construction of the new bio-retention basins. The contractor will be working Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Expect traffic delays of 15 minutes or longer. Some extended hours, closures, and weekend work may be scheduled, if necessary. Remember to check the Canyon Road Bridge Project webpage for information on schedule changes and project updates.

Presentation on the Canyon Road Bridge Project Phase 2 Construction to Begin April 19, 2021 

Staff will be providing a PowerPoint presentation on the Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project which is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, April 19, 2021 and be completed late 2021. The contractor will be working Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. To ensure that construction is completed with minimal disruption this year, the Town may authorize the contractor to work after regular construction hours and on weekends. As construction activities begin, expect traffic delays for 15 minutes or longer. Please be aware of all construction activities and obey all construction related signs. The Canyon Road Bridge will be closed during the day at limited times due to the nature of the bridge work and safety considerations. Dates and times of bridge closure(s) will be announced prior to the closure taking place. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during construction.

Please click here for a video of Canyon Road Bridge opening and temporary bridge removal.

EBMUD MORAGA CREEK COMMUNITY MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 16

EBMUD is hosting a virtual informational Moraga Creek Erosion and Flood Control project meeting for the community on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm. EBMUD will be discussing their project to stabilize the hillsides below Augusta Drive and adjacent to the Moraga Creek in Moraga following the 2016 and 2017 landslides that occurred on EBMUD property. A project overview and schedule will be provided along with a Q&A session. More information and a meeting link are available at EBMUD Moraga Creek project web page, please click here. EBMUD will also provide an informational update on the project at the April 14, 2021 Town Council meeting. 


Project Team:

Resident Engineer Inspector:  Brandon Hays, Harris and Associates (760) 846-5842

Project Manager: Sharon Chan, Town of Moraga   (925) 888-7028 

Contractor: Joe Burgoon, Bridgeway Civil Constructors, Inc.


Project Description

The Canyon Road bridge over the West Branch of San Leandro Creek (also called View of Canyon Road Bridge  Replacement Area Moraga Creek) is located within the Town of Moraga, just south of Constance Place and north of the Contra Costa County line. The bridge was originally constructed in 1936, is approximately 104 feet long, 24 feet wide and carries two lanes of traffic. The existing bridge is structurally deficient with a sufficiency rating of 48.8. A sufficiency rating of less than 50 qualifies a bridge for replacement according to the funding guidelines for the Federal Highway Bridge Program. The existing concrete deck is heavily abraded, rough, uneven throughout with spalling at the joints, and has pattern cracks throughout. Several of the wooden bridge railings and posts are broken and rotten.

The existing bridge geometry is a safety issue for bicyclists and pedestrians who use the bridge to access a heavily used bike/pedestrian trail, the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail (maintained by East Bay Regional Park District), that serves recreational cyclists as well as nearby residents that walk to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School adjacent to the northeast approach to the bridge.

The Town is replacing the existing bridge with a new clear-span bridge, approximately 120 feet long and 48 feet wide. The new bridge will accommodate two 12-foot travel lanes and two 8-foot wide shoulders on both sides, serving as bike lanes, and one 5-foot wide sidewalk to accommodate pedestrians on the west side of the bridge. 

Learn more about the Canyon Road Bridge Background

Documents

Press Release 11-4-2020

Canyon Road Bridge Soft Opening Video

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