Crews installed a six-foot square box culvert beneath SR 9 to improve fish passage for bull trout and other local species in Kackman Creek.
Kackman Creek is dry during summer months, providing a safe window for crews to construct and install the box culvert without disrupting the stream habitat.
Crews construct the box culvert. The inside of the culvert will be lined with gravel to mimic the floor of a streambed.
On June 30, crews opened a new section of roadway to drivers between Armstrong Road and Harvey Creek Road. The new, straight roadway makes the drive along this stretch of SR 9 easy and safe.
The weekend of June 27, crews demolished part of the old roadway seen above and connected the new, straightened section with SR 9 just north of Harvey Creek Road.
On the right, the new road extends straight to the south. On the left, the old section of SR 9 curves sharply. The new, straight section of SR 9 will improve safety and visibility for drivers.
In mid-June, crews completed construction of the new bridge over Harvey Creek and Harvey Creek Road.
The new bridge is part of a one-mile segment of straight roadway that will open to drivers the last weekend in June.
Crews were initially delayed by a crane breakdown, but were able to successfully set all six bridge girders the week of March 17. The new bridge is within the new one-mile stretch of highway crews are building to eliminate a sharp curve in the existing highway.
Crews are building a new bridge to take SR 9 over Harvey Creek and Harvey Creek Road. They set six girders for the new bridge this March.