CHICO – The Town of Chico is planning a sediment control project along the road through Upper Bidwell Park.
According to a press release issued by the city, the project will include culvert replacements as well as rolling dips. The city has identified 43 possible erosion sites from Horseshoe Lake to the Lot E entrance on Upper Park Road.
“These improvements will also help make the road more passable for emergency vehicles,” the statement said.
In preparation for the project, the city is hosting a public workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bidwell Park Golf Course located at 3199 Golf Course Road.
The workshop will include information about the project as well as a tour of the road section identified for the project.
Based on documents found on the city’s website, biological and road tree surveys were conducted over the area.
The project is funded by a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board with the goal of preventing sediment from flowing into Big Chico Creek.
“Individual treatment features include improvements to 40 stream crossings, two ditch relief culverts and a spring, and road surface drainage and associated erosion treatments, such as dips rolls and armor fills,” the city’s website reads. “The project will not involve the paving of this portion of the road. Construction is expected to begin in late spring/summer 2022.”
In the latest press release, he specifies that the project should start in mid-July.