Current Projects » Goleta Beach Park Bridge
The project will replace the existing bridge on a new alignment, west of the existing crossing. The bridge replacement on a new alignment will allow the existing bridge to remain in service during the construction of the new bridge. The new bridge and roadway approaches will provide two traffic lanes, shoulders, a sidewalk, and a bike lane for a total width of 53.5 feet. With this new design, the sidewalk and bike lane will be separated from vehicle traffic.
The bridge will have many aesthetic design features to enhance the park visitors’ experience and complement the surrounding environment. The features include decorative bike railing, a stained and stamped pedestrian walkway that will simulate a boardwalk, faux cobblestone and wood bridge railing.
Goleta Beach Park will remain open during construction. Park hours are 8 a.m. through sunset. The contractor’s work site will occupy a section of the parking lot. For the safety of visitors, we ask parents to keep children away from construction activity and be aware of heavy equipment. For general information about park operations, please call (805) 568-2460.
The contract was awarded to MCM Construction, Inc. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The construction is scheduled to begin in July 2016 and is expected to be completed by August 2017. The cost of the project is $4.86 million, the Federal Highway Bridge Program will fund 88.53% and California Toll Credits will fund 11.47%.
For more information about the bridge project, call (805) 681-4990 or email at GoletaBeachProject@cosbpw.net.
December 2, 2016 Update
This week at Goleta Beach Park Bridge the construction crews finished placing rebar that created the bridge deck surface. Once that was completed, they poured concrete into the forms to complete the bridge deck. Now that we are in the rainy season, the contractor is required to perform daily maintenance on the Best Management Practices which include things like silt fencing, stabilized construction entrance and exit, fiber rolls, sandbag barriers, and desilting basins. These are requirements of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. Next week the contractor will connect the 4-inch and 10-inch waterlines that run through the new bridge. The connection of the 4-inch waterline will require coordination with Beachside Café so we do not impact their operations. The contractor will also begin to prepare for the winter shutdown from December 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017. As usual MCM Construction provided traffic control on Sandspit Road to ensure the safety of the traveling public. For more information on this project and other Santa Barbara County Public Works Transportation Projects, visit www.pwsb.net. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CountyOfSbPublicWorks, on Twitter at @cosbpublicworks, and on Instagram @sbcountypublicworks.
October 10, 2016 Update
This week at the Goleta Beach Bridge Project, the false work beams showed up at the site. The false work is the temporary structure that will hold the steel (rebar) and concrete until it can support itself. The false work will span the slough and Bio Resource Consultants will monitor the installation. The contractor completed work on the temporary shoring that will hold the soil in place while the contractor builds the abutment on the north side of the slough. Next week the contractor will begin to excavate out behind this abutment.
The contractor completed forming the abutment on the south side of the slough. The contractor finished excavating behind the abutment and began to backfill the area. This will take about a week to complete.
The 48" culvert pipes also showed up at the job site. The contractor will submit a plan on how to jack-and-bore the concrete pipes under the road. These pipes will reestablish wetlands on the north side of the road.
The contractor completed the timber lagging wall near the eastern approach to the new bridge. Lagging walls are used for preventing cave-ins in earthwork or for supporting an arch during construction. The contractor also finished chipping down concrete from the four 60"diameter piers (piles) to expose some of the rebar. The contractor will attach the 36"diameter rebar cages to the 60" diameter piles and pour concrete into the collars.
As usual MCM Construction provided traffic control on Sandspit Road to ensure the safety of the traveling public. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CountyOfSbPublicWorks, on Twitter at @cosbpublicworks, and on Instagram @sbcountypublicworks.
September 26, 2016
Many people noticed that this week at the Goleta Beach Bridge Project most of the very large equipment went away as Malcolm Drilling, Inc. the subcontractor to MCM Construction, completed all of their tasks and moved onto their next job.
The contractor continued work on the south side abutment with the placement of reinforced steel into the forms, and began to work on the soldier pile wall located on the north side of the slough. The soldier pile wall will form the eastern approach on Sandspit Road to the new bridge. It also reduces impacts to the Goleta Slough by minimizing the footprint. The Banker tanks we redrained and clean out. The Banker tanks are used to contain the water/slug that was displaced during the drilling operations. The water from the tanks was used to water the surrounding landscape.
Excavation around the piers/piles on the north side of slough was completed. The piers/piles need to be exposed approximately three feet so that collars can be installed and concrete poured inside. The contractor continued traffic control on Sandspit Road to ensure the safety of the traveling public.
Next week the contractor will start to backfill the abutment on the south side of the slough and begin to form up the north side abutment. The contractor will also work on extending the 60" piers/piles out of the ground. They will also continue to work on the soldier pile retaining wall on the west end of the project limits.
For more information on this project and other Santa Barbara County Public Works Transportation Projects, visit www.pwsb.net. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CountyOfSbPublicWorks, on Twitter @cosbpublicworks, and on Instagram @sbcountypublicworks.