Road closures for the construction of Broadway bridges

ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor drivers may experience heavier traffic as the city plans to close one lane in each direction on Broadway bridges on Tuesday.

The closure of the lanes between Swift Street and East Summit Avenue will begin at 9:00 a.m. on March 9 to conduct preventive maintenance on the Broadway bridges over the Huron River and Depot Street, as well as the existing railroad tracks.

Broadway traffic is being reduced to one lane in each direction to chop and mend portions of the sidewalk, work on concrete barrier walls, anchor loose anchor bolts, remove and replace two pre-made concrete pillar caps, and work on the bridge decks and application an anti-slip coating on the expansion joint cover panels, officials said. This work will be carried out on the north sides of the bridges.

Access to the Amtrak long-term car park on the east side of the railroad tracks will be maintained at all times during the work, authorities said. Amtrak customers can walk from the long-term car park over the bridge to the train station at any time during the work, according to the authorities.

Remaining pedestrian traffic along Broadway will be diverted to the opposite side of the street so that work can continue. Signs for pedestrians will be set up on site.

These repairs are part of the Bridging Capital Repair Preventive Maintenance Project in 2020, which will include several preventive maintenance repairs on several bridges in the city of Ann Arbor.

The repairs are expected to be completed by July 20th.

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