Maintenance crews are upgrading seven Pleasanton bridges, with the projects expected to last about three months.
"The improvements we are making to the bridges are more preventative in nature, but like anything in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," city engineer Steve Kirkpatrick said.
The projects are designed to extend the life of the bridges, with efforts such as sealing concrete to prevent water intrusion, replacing worn-out seals and some repainting, according to Kirkpatrick.
The program is funded through the Federal Highway Bridge Program administered by Caltrans. The city received federal funding for design and construction for the program, estimated to cost $630,000.
According to city officials, the seven bridges to be worked on are:
Main Street Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle
Bernal Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle
Valley Avenue Bridge at Arroyo Del Valle
Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Left)
Hopyard Road Bridge at Arroyo Mocho (Right)
Stoneridge Drive Bridge at Arroyo Mocho
West Las Positas Boulevard Bridge at Tassajara Creek