Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will the barrier curb be on the bridge through the winter months?
Yes, The barrier curb will remain on the bridge through the winter months.
Traffic will be moved to the southern portion of the bridge during the winter
months in order to address the improvements and repairs on the northern side
of the bridge.
Will there be any closures / traffic detours of the bridge?
No. Traffic will not be detoured from the bridge as part of this project.
Barrier curb shall be installed across the bridge and the traffic lanes will
be shifted to accommodate the roadway repairs and improvements.
Generally, during high traffic times M-F (6:00-9:00 AM & 3:00-6:00 PM)
the following number of lanes shall be maintained:
During off peak hours the number of lanes may be reduced to accommodate
repairs and improvements. Additional schedule updates can be found on this
From September 7, 2017 to May 25, 2018:
Three (3) lanes of traffic will be maintained across the bridge
From May 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Four (4) lanes of traffic will be maintained across the bridge
How long will there be barriers on the bridge?
The barriers should be removed by the end of November of 2018.
Will the sidewalk remain open during construction?
There will be periodic closures of the sidewalk. Multiple nighttime closures
and an occasional extended closure are expected. The closures will be posted
in the updates portion of the website.
When will the work be done?
The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2018.
We don’t always see a lot of work going on, why do you need to take several
lanes of traffic?
Several of the project improvements and repairs will not allow through traffic
to traverse through the work area, including the replacement of the expansion
joints and deck repairs. The work requires opening up or removing sections of
the concrete bridge deck. Given the sheer size of the bridge it is often difficult
to see all the work that is going on. The contractor has been performing construction
activities on a regular basis, Day, Night and Saturday shifts. There are also many
activities occurring under the deck where they are not as visible as other activities.
We were told there are many steel and concrete repairs taking place on the bridge,
is this normal?
Yes. The majority of the work occurring is standard maintenance work, to protect
and extend the longevity of the bridge. As such, areas of the steel or concrete
exhibiting signs of fatigue or wear are repaired or replaced, thereby extending
the life of the bridge.