Bridge Repair Project Rosa Parks Way – Salt Creek Bridge
Updated December 6, 2018
Scope of Work
This project includes repairs to the bridges over Salt Creek on Rosa Parks Way. Work will include repairing the pavement where the bridge meets the rest of the street, addressing soil erosion issues and upgrading drainage of the roadway.
Excessively wet seasons over the past two years have led to accelerated soil erosion that is creating dips in the street surface at each end of the bridges. If not repaired before winter, the freeze-thaw cycle may degrade the street and bridge structure, causing unsafe conditions and longer-term closures until it can be repaired.
Access During Construction
The lane closure plan is designed to maintain traffic flow during periods of peak use. When construction resumes in the spring, traffic will be shifted into a head-to-head configuration, allowing the contractor to perform work on the south bridge while traffic is maintained on the north bridge. Digital messages boards will alert drivers to changes.
To maintain safety, the construction zone speed limit of 35 mph remains in effect and enforceable until project completion in the spring of 2019. Higher driving speeds could reduce the effectiveness of barriers and create hazards for drivers, especially if weather creates slick conditions.
- Bridge repair work
- Traffic impacts
The project began September 4, 2018, and work on the north bridge was completed in late-November. All lanes have re-opened for the winter. Unseasonable wet weather in September and October caused delays, and due to this, the south bridge will be repaired as soon as weather permits in the spring of 2019.