Upgrades for Marsh Jr. High

City partners with CUSD to rehab bridge, create bike path, install traffic signal

The city of Chico will make transportation improvements near Marsh Junior High thanks to a $500,000 project partnership with the Chico Unified School District.

This includes a traffic signal at Humboldt Road and Notre Dame Boulevard, concrete decking for the Little Chico Creek bridge, a flashing crosswalk beacon and a bike path extending from the school to Bruce Road. The district will install bike racks and a path from the northeast corner of the campus to the main buildings.

Brendan Ottoboni, public works director of engineering (pictured), told the City Council at its recent meeting (July 2) that $250,000 had been reserved to repair the bridge last year. But there were other safety concerns in the area, he added. A child was hit by a car in 2017. The council unanimously approved a cooperative agreement on July 2.