Caltrans is hosting a community open house on Tuesday, January 10 to discuss plans to replace the Simmerly Slough Bridge on State Highway 70 north of Marysville.

The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada Room at the Caltrans District 3 Office, 703 B Street, Marysville. Community members can view displays detailing the proposed bridge replacement and roadway realignment project. Caltrans staff members will be available to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

The $69.2 million project calls for building a new 1,070-foot long structure to replace the current Simmerly Slough Bridge near Laurellen Road. Other improvements include wider shoulders, a six-foot-wide sidewalk, a new access road to Laurellen and realigned highway approaches to the new bridge. Construction is estimated to start in spring 2019.

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