Highway 58 Bridge Project to Restrict Lanes
Beginning Monday, April 15, 2013, a contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin construction of a bridge strengthening project which will restrict daytime travel on Oregon Highway 58.
The Deception Creek Bridge Girder Strengthening project will strengthen the bridge that was built in 1953. The bridge, located approximately 4.25 miles west of Oakridge at milepost 30.76, is currently in good condition but it was constructed with less reinforcement than is required for today’s heavier loads. If strengthening is not done, the bridge would need to have a vehicle load restriction placed on it.
The structure will be strengthened through the use of fiber reinforced polymer strips that will be bonded to the concrete beams.
The project will require a single lane restriction during daytime hours only. Flaggers will control traffic in alternating directions Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 5-15 minute delays. There will be no lane restrictions on Friday, at night, or during the weekend.
The project is scheduled for completion in June.
Great Western Corporation of North Bend, Oregon was awarded the low-bid contract of $120,000.
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