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McHenry Avenue Improvements Moving Full Speed Ahead
McH work pix
Crews have constructed a trestle at the lower level of the McHenry Avenue bridge over the Stanislaus River as work continues on the McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

Construction on the McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project continues with roadway widening at the McHenry Avenue and East River Road intersection now through Friday, Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be no anticipated lane closures during this work. However, motorists may experience brief delays as construction equipment enters and exits the site.

The latest newsletter from the Improve McHenry team, released this week, offers plenty of other information and updates on the project.

Officials said construction has been making headway on the new McHenry Avenue bridge over the Stanislaus River.

Current activities in the project as a whole continue on bridge foundations and superstructure along with falsework and formwork for the bridge deck on River Road at the southern end of the new bridge structure. Falsework is temporary construction used to support formwork, which is a structure used for concrete to be poured.

Construction of a temporary trestle over the Stanislaus River has also been completed to provide access to construct the bridge.

Work scheduled for September includes preparing to construct the foundation for the new bridge, and widening portions of East River Road and McHenry Avenue at the intersection. No detours are anticipated for the next few weeks, project officials added.

The McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project is designed to enhance safety, inter-regional traffic circulation, and air quality. Construction began in May 2017 and is on schedule to be completed by mid-2020.


To stay updated, call the project hotline at (209) 497-5111; visit; Email; or Text McHenry to 41411.