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Traffic Information

Traffic Update for Friday, February 22
Crews will pour concrete on the west side of the McHenry Avenue Bridge this Friday, February 22, beginning at noon. Although there will be no lane closures, please expect delays in the area as concrete trucks enter and exit the site.  

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Construction Updates

Valentine’s Day Edition
The Improve McHenry crew has been hard at work since the new year. Already, the crew has completed the first concrete pour of 2019 and has three more scheduled for the upcoming weeks.
The new McHenry Bridge’s concrete is being poured in frames, or “sections”. These frames range from 45 feet long to up to 343 feet long. Below is the anticipated concrete pour schedule for the next three pours:
     • February 20, 2019
     • March 5, 2019
     • Mid-March

Throughout the concrete pours, there will be minimal traffic impacts. In fact, the crew does not plan on closing any lanes during these pours, but please expect delays due to trucks entering and exiting the construction site.

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Project Information

The McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements project will enhance safety, inter-regional traffic circulation, and air quality. The improvements will include:

  • 1.1 miles of widening along McHenry Avenue from 1,487 feet south of River Road to 190 feet south of Jones Road.
  • Stanislaus River and SSJID Canal Bridges will be replaced with wider and safer bridges, satisfying current seismic design standards.
  • Installation of a two-way left turn center lane to facilitate turns into and out of driveways on McHenry Avenue.
  • Increased width of roadway shoulders to accommodate alternative travel modes, including bicyclists.
  • Installation of a traffic signal on McHenry Avenue and River Road that will accommodate existing and future traffic demands.