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Posted on: February 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Closure of Traffic Way Bridge for Creek Tree Removal

ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – On February 20, 2023, the City of Arroyo Grande will temporarily close Traffic Way Bridge, from Station Way to E Branch Street from 6:00am to 6:00pm to address damages and a hazardous tree situation that occurred during the January 2023 storm events.  

During these storm events, a 40–45-foot tree lodged against the Traffic Way Bridge’s structural piling. This tree, along with a massive root ball is estimated to weigh 40,000 pounds. Engineers have evaluated the impacts and risks of this tree as well as the affects the tree can have in the event another storm occurs. Because of this, engineers determined that the tree must be removed as quickly as possible to avoid failure or further damage to the Bridge.  

Traffic control and detours will be employed and there will be limited access to the businesses with driveway access near the corner of Traffic Way and E. Branch Street.  

Monday’s closure will take advantage of a lighter traffic day with schools closed for the Presidents’ Day Holiday. City staff understand road closures can be inconvenient and appreciate the public’s patience while this important work is completed. 

If you have general questions about the street closure, please contact Bill Robeson, Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director, at (805) 473-5466 or 

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Bill Robeson

Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director


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