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Contact Information

Public Works Department- Engineering Division
411 Main Street-2nd Floor
Chico, CA 95928

Tel: 530.879.6900
Fax: 530.895.4899 

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Current Capital Projects:

Budget Message

The City’s Capital Improvements Projects program is continuing its aggressive efforts to keep up with the needs of our growing community. It is worth noting that none of the funding for these projects comes from the General Fund. Capital Projects are funded by a variety of developer impact fees, State and Federal grant funds, and the State’s gasoline tax. Nevertheless, a softening economy and budget difficulties at all levels of government make it critical that costs are carefully contained and benefits are clearly demonstrated.

Lindo Channel Bicycle Bridge Rehabilitation Project at Ceres Avenue

The proposed project involves the rehabilitation of the Lindo Channel Bicycle Bridge which spans 302 feet across the Lindo Channel at Ceres and Downing Avenues. Project elements include bridge deck replacement and public safety improvements. Please click here for more information Lindo Channel Bicycle Bridge Rehabilitation Project at Ceres Avenue

Chico River Road Trunk Line Installation Project

The project consists of the non-capacity increasing replacement of an existing sewer trunk line with approximately 3.4 miles of 24 inch sewer trunk line within the Chico River Road right-of-way from the City of Chico Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) easterly to Miller Avenue. For more information, please click here Chico River Road Trunkline


State Route 32 Widening

The widening of State Route 32 from State Route 99 eastward to Yosemite Drive will generally widen State Route 32 from 2 to 4 lanes. The project will be constructed in phases to align with available funding. Phase 1 of the project will construct the segment of the project between the Park and Ride Lots and El Monte Avenue and will be under construction in June 2014. For more information, please click here SR 32 Widening

Annual Long Line Thermoplastic Striping Project

This project consists of approximately 198,000 linear feet of thermoplastic striping and 1800 square feet of thermoplastic markings on existing roadways in various locations within the City of Chico. The work will be performed during the month of November. Click here for more information Thermoplastic List and Map

State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway Project

The City proposes to construct an approximately 6.7-mile long contiguous bicycle facilities project generally paralleling the State Route 99 corridor that will be developed in two phases. Phase I will be completed within 12 months of commencement, and Phase II is planned for completion within three years, depending on funding. For more information and to view environmental documents please click here: Bikeway99

First Street / Second Street Couplet

The First Street / Second Street Couplet project proposes to enhance bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel within the downtown core.  The project limits are Second Street from the UPRR tracks easterly to the Camellia Bridge over Big Chico Creek, continuing along First Street westerly to Salem Street.  It also encompasses all north /south streets from Salem Street to Flume Street.  The project will change bi-directional traffic flow to eastbound one-way traffic flow on a portion of Second Street, from Broadway to Flume Streets.  The project will take a holistic approach to address several potential issues/improvements within the project area.  The project is currently in the preliminary planning, engineering and study stages.  For more information, and to view preliminary information Couplet

Nitrate Compliance Program

The Nitrate Compliance projects provide sewer service so that property owners will be able to comply with the Prohibition Order issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Order prohibits most property owners in the Chico Urban Area from using their septic systems to discharge into the ground water. More information is available at Chico Nitrate Compliance

Proposed Future Capital Projects:

Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study

The Engineering Division has commenced a study to review potential transportation and traffic safety improvements to the Esplanade between Memorial Way and 11th Avenue. The study will seek to address traffic safety and operational concerns, enhance the corridor with complete street features, provide more facilities and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while keeping the integrity of the "Boulevard" design, community character, and still maintaining traffic flow. Please visit Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study for more information.

Southgate Avenue Interchange

The City of Chico is currently underway with planning efforts for the State Route 99/Southgate Avenue Interchange and Corridor Study.  The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternative designs for both an interchange and corridor improvements that may be carried into the design and environmental approval phase.  For more information, please visit the following link: Southgate Interchange

       

Cohasset Road Reconstruction, Phase 3

This project will complete the improvements programmed for Cohasset Road from the Sycamore Creek Bridge to Ryan Avenue in the vicinity of the Chico Municipal Airport. Sycamore Creek is located just east of Eaton Road. Phases 1 and 2 of the project were completed in 2009 and 2008 respectively and included rehabilitating the roadway from Airpark Boulevard to Ryan Avenue, and reconstruction of the Sheep Hollow Bridge and its approaches in the vicinity of the City's compost yard. Phase 3 will widen and improve Cohasset Road from two to four lanes from the Sycamore Creek Bridge to Airpark Boulevard and include intersection and bike path lighting as well as bike path, drainage and landscaping improvements.

East 20th Street Corridor Analysis

As part of ongoing regional transportation planning, the City is in the process of analyzing and evaluating the long-term roadway alternatives for the East 20th Street corridor. The intent is to determine the need of corridor enhancements and to present alternative mitigation measures to address existing circulation and congestion issues and future transportation needs. The analysis was completed with focus on balancing mobility and access for all users, including driver, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit users. Environmental review and related documents have not been completed at this time. A copy of the analysis is available here.

To date, the City has meet with various business owners along the corridor, including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (6/30/11), business owners located on Business Lane (7/13/11), Village Center (2/2/12) and the Chico Mall (on-going).

Available Documents:

Draft 20th Street Circulation Study (10/18/11)

Power point Presentation on 20th Street Circulation Study (2/16/12)

Case Study on roundabouts in the City of Golden, Colorado

Power point Presentation on roundabouts in the City of Golden, Colorado

Please contact the City's Capital Project Services Department at 879-6900 for more information on these projects.