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Press release from Caltrans:

Following community engagement and feedback stemming from a March 6 town hall meeting in Ferndale, this weekend Caltrans plans to fully close Fernbridge on Route 211 in Humboldt County. The bridge between U.S. 101 and Ferndale will be closed from 10 p.m. on March 17 until 5 a.m. on March 20.

Motorists including emergency vehicles will need to use an alternate route during this time frame.

This 55-hour closure will allow crews to partially replace the bridge’s deck, repair abutments, repair columns, and conduct paving.

Caltrans thanks the community for its patience as this work will accelerate repairs at Fernbridge following December’s earthquake and subsequent storms. Barring unforeseen circumstances, two-way traffic should resume on the bridge at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 20.