Chico Breaks Ground on City’s Largest Infrastructure Project

May 14, 2024
Project rendering, aerial view

Project rendering, aerial view

Chico, CA —  

The Chico community recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Bruce Road Reconstruction project—the largest infrastructure project in the City of Chico’s history.

Funded largely by a $22 million grant from HCD’s Infill Infrastructure Grant Program, this project represents a significant investment in the city’s transportation infrastructure. The Bruce Road Reconstruction project will reconstruct and widen approximately two miles of a two-lane roadway into four lanes and include bike lanes, street lighting, and expanded walkways. The two-lane bridge over Little Chico Creek also will be replaced and widened into a structure that is better able to better manage increased traffic and will allow greater accessibility for pedestrians. The project includes a landscaped median to help improve road user safety.

This project will help accommodate future planned housing developments, including a 101-unit affordable housing project aimed at supporting low-income residents earning 30-50% of the Area Median Income. According to the City of Chico, the Bruce Road Reconstruction project is expected to trigger the construction of more than 1,300 single family homes, including a minimum of 260 affordable housing units.

Project rendering
Project groundbreaking ceremony