Just look for the big green “G” to find the Galt’s new overpass.
The public is invited Friday to an official ribbon-cutting on what is arguably the largest-ever construction project for Galtonians: the Central Galt Interchange Project.
Here is a look at the interchange project wrapping up construction this week.
Interchange construction on the $20 million project broke ground in October 2010. Once completed, it will improve the bridge over Highway 99 and add lanes to C Street, arguably the busiest overpass in Galt.
After numerous overnight highway closures and surface street detours, a new A Street overcrossing was also constructed and the city’s emblem was affixed to the C Street bridge.
Final paving is underway, with striping work on local streets being performed overnight in the last week and a half. New streetlights were also recently installed.
City staff has been mowing and clearing weeds and brush in the vicinity, while the contractor is continuing work on median islands, miscellaneous grading and roadway cleanup, according to City Manager Jason Behrmann.
Friday’s ribbon-cutting will be a soft opening of the interchange, while the full opening of all bridges, connectors, ramps and signals is expected by the end of this month.
Residents are invited to attend the Friday ribbon-cutting. It begins at 3 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Parking will be available on the east side of the overpass. It will be a short walk from there to the ceremony, but shuttles will be available, according to Public Works Director Steve Winkler.
For more information and to see construction photos, visit www.centralgaltic.com/ projstatus.htm.
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