Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge Opens to Traffic on Friday


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge will open to traffic on Friday, July 24, 2015 at noon.

Crews will strengthen the westbound side of the bridge in order to allow two-way traffic— one lane in each direction. Once I-10 is opened, minor work will be performed on the westbound side and work will commence on the eastbound side of the structure to get it operational. The existing detours will remain in effect until the opening of I-10.

Caltrans was able to expedite the opening of I-10 at Tex Wash Bridge, which washed out during a major storm on July 19, because of emergency contractual procedures that allowed Granite Construction, Inc. to be awarded the project on Monday, July 20, 2015.

As a result of the weekend storm, Caltrans inspected other bridges in the area and two were found to need minor repairs—Adair Ditch Bridge and Hillock Ditch Bridge. The repairs on these bridges are being performed concurrently and will be completed today.

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