Stockton bridges to undergo proactive maintenance

July 20, 2018 by  

Several bridges on Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County are currently undergoing improvements by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Proactive maintenance work on the bridge at the separation overhead between Interstate 5 and Highway 120, just south of Lathrop and west of Manteca, and the right and left bridges at the Smith Canal in Stockton will be done to prevent deterioration and aging of the bridges, commented Laurie Berman, director of Caltrans.

Close to 33,000 trucks, about 80% of which have five axles, and over 152,000 motorists per day use these portions of Interstate 5. Berman added that this project benefit commuters in the Bay Area, those who travel to and from Manteca and Stockton, and truckers hauling agricultural and commercial goods with a smoother and safer ride.

Improvements to the bridges will include replacing the approach on the Highway 120 overhead, replacing the joint seals, applying a top coat to the concrete bridge decks, and replacing the approach slab of the Smith Canal bridge.

The improvements are expected to be completed by late October. Funding is being provided by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Various printing services can be used to keep motorists informed and updated about the progress of such projects, so they can make any necessary adjustments to their daily travel routines.

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