Construction crews will begin their work on the White Church Bridge on Monday, Sept. 30, according to an e-mail from a department of transportation official.
The contractor has already installed temporary construction signs and will install temporary wheelchair ramps and a crosswalk “in preparation for closing the north bridge sidewalk” on Monday, Sept. 30. The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; traffic will alternate during the construction.
A one-way detour will be in affect from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 1 to 4 during daytime construction hours. “Westbound traffic will be detoured down New Meadow Road to County Road while eastbound traffic will be unaffected. This detour is needed to allow the contractor to restripe the roadway, bolt down temporary median barrier to the existing bridge deck, and install temporary fencing on the median barrier,” stated the e-mail.
A full bridge closure will take place from 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 to 6 a.m. on Oct. 2 so that crews can install the temporary median barrier “required for the phase I bridge work.”
“During any/all lane closures, police details will be utilized. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass at any time as the contractor will be required to open any lane closure for this to occur.”
Cardi Corp. won the bid to replace the White Church Bridge, which was first constructed in 1939.