The rehabilitation of the Broadway Bridge in Fulton should be wrapping up by the end of September, according to the state Department of Transportation
The estimated $12.2 million project, which began a little more than two years ago, was originally expected to be finished by the end of 2013. Transportation department officials say once it’s complete, the rehabilitated bridge, coupled with improvements made to the intersection of state routes 3 and 481 in 2012, will ensure an easy flow of traffic through the city for years to come.
On Friday, DOT spokesperson Gene Cilento said construction should be done by Sept. 30.
The project has entailed replacing the bridge’s entire super-structure, including the steel support beams and concrete deck. Significant repairs its sub-structure, such as the concrete piers and abutments, have also been made. Other parts of the project include the replacement of the short arch span on the bridge’s west side with a pre-cast box unit, new curbing and sidewalks, and a new decorative railing.
When the work is complete, the rehabilitated bridge will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with two-foot shoulders in each direction, and six-foot-wide sidewalks on each side.
Work still to be done, as of Friday, included curbing and sidewalk installations on the south side of the bridge and the approaches; paving; painting road markings; the removal of the temporary walkways; setting and cleaning the drainage structures; and laying topsoil and grass seed on the embankments and roadside, Cilento said.
According to the DOT, the cost of the project remains mostly on-budget, totaling $12,273,371.