The proposed project will modify and strengthen the structure to current standards through the replacement of the existing deck, parapets, and girders in a way that retains the existing historic character of the bridge.
One construction season is proposed that includes a 12-week closure of the bridge using a detour for pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the summer. Minor construction and utility relocations will happen before and after the closure, requiring alternating one-way traffic at times. The proposed detour is approximately five miles using local roads.
Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2018 and be completed in fall 2018.
The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to allow open discussion of any views and comments the community may have concerning this proposed project.