Byars Road Bridge Rehab
Construction to repair damage on the Byars Road Bridge is expected to start Tuesday, April 10. The bridge will remain open during construction. Drivers should expect reduced speed limits in the construction zone, as well as one more lanes of traffic closed at any time.
A recent inspection of the Byars Road Bridge found the bridge in severe disrepair, particularly parts of the sidewalk which are structurally integral to the bridge. Prompt repair is required to prevent further damage to the bridge structure. The damage is typical deterioration caused by salt applied for deicing in the winter time.
The work on the project includes the removal and replacement of the sidewalk on the Bridge, removal and replacement of an adjacent section of the curbs and/or sidewalks north and south of the Byars Road Bridge, repairs to the barrier walls on both sides and at each end of the bridge, coring holes in the bridge deck for better drainage, and sealing the barriers and sidewalk area. Adding the holes in the deck will help with drainage and should slow down any future deterioration.
The $90,0000+ repair is being funded with Capital Improvement and Transportation Sales Tax funds typically allocated to curb and sidewalk repairs.
The contractor has 45 working days to complete the project, but repairs could be down within a month if the weather cooperates.