WASHINGTON WAY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
UPDATE: November 17, 2014
Bridge closure underway for Washington Way. .
Lake Sacajawea pathways under the bridge will be open until Thursday morning (November 20, 2014) while the temporary crossing at the Nichols intersection is constructed. Starting Thursday morning pedestrians should use the provided detour routes.
General Closure Information
The City received a federal grant to replace the Washington Way Bridge over Lake Sacajawea. The existing bridge is an 80 year old timber structure that requires yearly maintenance and repair. The new bridge will meet current design standards and improve safety. Public input, combined with analyses of future traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian needs, structural design limitations, aesthetics, and permit requirements were used to develop the preferred bridge design. View the Renderings: Bridge Rendering 1, Bridge Rendering 2.
The city awarded the construction contract to Carter and Company Inc. from Salem, Oregon in the amount of $4,823,612.97.
The contractor will start construction on November 17th, 2014. Project completion is scheduled for November of 2015.
During this time, Washington Way and the bridge will be closed to traffic and pedestrians between Nichols Blvd and Kessler Blvd.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use detour routes during the bridge construction. Detours will be set up along Nichols Blvd, 20th Ave, and Kessler Blvd., and pedestrians may cross the lake at the Hemlock foot bridge.
The Lake Sacajawea pathways under the bridge will also be closed during construction. Pedestrians will be routed to paths crossing Washington Way at Kessler Blvd and Nichols Blvd.
The City will provide regular construction updates and photos on this web site and on Facebook.
For questions or additional project information contact:
Ivona Kininmonth, Project Manager
PO Box 128
Longview, WA 98632-7080