Stage two of the construction on Tracy’s 11th Street Bridge replacement is about 70 percent complete, according to a project update provided by the City of Tracy.
The bridge crosses the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and North MacArthur drive. Originally built in 1936 as a two-lane roadway, 11th street was expanded to four lanes in 1960. The heavily-traveled artery has deteriorated over time, necessitating improvements.
Upgrades will include four 12-foot-wide travel lanes heading east and west, two eight-foot-wide bike lanes and pedestrian walkways bordering each side of the bridge.
In June, final grading for the project’s barrier slab begun, along with gutter and drainage slope paving.
Stage two includes demolition of the old bridge and continuing construction of the new bridge. The project will be completed in three stages by the end of the year to minimize traffic.
Construction began in 2015 after the bid contract was awarded to both Teichert and MCM construction companies. The contract is worth approximately $32 million according to the City of Tracy.
More information on alternative routes can be found on the project’s website replace11thstreetbridge.com.