Caltrans will begin to repair the Mathilda Avenue overcrossing that was damaged last September when a big rig traveling on northbound U.S. 101 struck and damaged five concrete girders.  The work is scheduled during the week of February 22, weather permitting.

K-rail concrete barriers were installed and temporary striping applied in prepartation of the project.  The Mathilda Ave Bridge overcrossing currently has two lanes open on the northbound lanes and two lanes open on the southbound lanes.  All ramps are open this week prior to the start of the project next week.


U.S. 101 northbound will be subject to full, weeknight closures between February and May, 2010.  There are no scheduled Saturday and Sunday night closures.  The full freeway closures will begin at midnight on weeknights and 11 p.m. on Fridays and will re-open at 5 a.m. each morning.


U.S. 101 southbound lanes will will remain open during the repairs.


There will be various lane and ramp closures both day and night during this repair project.  Advance warning changeable message signs will be in place to assist motorisits traveling through the area.  Flaggers will direct traffic during construction on the Mathilda Bridge overcrossing and during the full freeway closures.  CHP will be on site to assist with traffic enforcement.  Motorists should expect delays.


Work is scheduled  to be completed in May 2010, weather permitting.