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College Creek Bridge Work

The existing 70’ wide bridge over College Creek will be rehabilitated and re-decked to create a bridge that is 75’ wide. The bridge work includes replacing the existing concrete bridge deck, steel girders and concrete pier caps. The remainder of the structure is in good condition and will be rehabilitated. The sidewalk width will be increased from 5’ to 7’ on both sides of the roadway and wider shoulders will be added to accommodate bicycles. The existing traffic lane widths will be reduced by one foot as a way to calm, or slow down traffic speeds.

During construction for the College Creek bridge, three lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times, using a reversible lane traffic pattern (two lanes in the peak direction, one in non-peak direction). The middle lane will be controlled using an overhead lane control system similar to what is used on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge along US 50. During off peak hours (9 pm -5am), additional lane closures may be necessary for certain construction activities such as placing steel bridge girders. Changes have been made to the project that will reduce the overall time of the construction. Due to these changes it will be necessary to allow single lane closures on the outbound side between 5:00 AM and 2:00 PM. For additional information, please see the July 7, 2004 press release.

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