The City’s federally-funded bridge preventative maintenance project is underway. Six bridges throughout the city will receive maintenance including Main Street, Third Street, Soscol Avenue (over Napa River), Lincoln Avenue, Trancas Street, and Jefferson Street. Work to be performed involves removing existing traffic striping/markings, applying a specialized resin treatment to the concrete bridge deck, and restoring traffic lanes/markings. The resin treatment is necessary to fill cracks on the bridge surfaces which extends the life of the bridges. The material being applied can have a strong chemical small. This maintenance approach is a very common and standardized method for preserving bridge decks.
Prior to the application, residents/business have been and will continue to be notified about the work and the potential for the chemical odor. As part of the project, the contractor has submitted a Public Safety Plan which includes an airborne emission monitoring plan and an action plan for public protection if permissible emission levels are exceeded. Work to be performed on Jefferson Street also includes concrete repairs on the west side facade. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November.