Feather River Bridge to reopen soon

Jun 17, 2014 2:30 PM

A major portion of Highway 99 in Sutter County has reopened following Tuesday's unveiling of the Feather River Bridge Project.

Caltrans workers spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with State Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty, State Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblyman Dan Logue and local Sutter County Officials.

Eight years after its approval, the $56.2 million "State Highway 99 Feather River Bridge" and roadway widening projects are complete, however it won't be two to three weeks until the road is open for drivers because lane striping is not complete.

Caltrans workers say the new 34-mile, four-lane stretch of Highway 99 between Yuba City and Sacramento will be safer for drivers and reduce traffic.

16,000 drivers use this stretch of highway daily and traffic is expected to increase by more than 50 percent over the next decade.

Workers used 60,000 tons of asphalt on the bridge and widening project.


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