The bridge will probably shut briefly as soon as once more when visitors is shifted.
“It’s going to be one lane of visitors (in every course) over winter, similar as our present state of affairs,” he stated. “Then, relying on climate, relying on the way it goes, the developer is planning to take away the north half of the deck early winter—relying on climate.”
The complete venture, launched early this yr, is a greater than $20 million effort to refurbish the bridge—from a brand new floor to portray the bridge to including a pedestrian walkway. Crews have changed a help pier on the river’s west aspect, painted parts of the bridge and poured concrete in a challenge anticipated to complete in 2019.
Visitors is predicted to stay in two lanes solely via a lot of the undertaking, increasing again to 4 lanes of visitors by late 2018 earlier than ultimate particulars within the undertaking are accomplished the next yr.
“It is going fairly nicely,” Konickson stated. “The entire push was to get the primary half of the deck completed early this yr. … In order that they’re proper on tempo with what they have been planning.”