Temporary Bridge Opens On Highway 97

May 17, 2018

Traffic is now moving on a temporary bridge on Highway 97 over Sandy Hollow Creek near Davisville.

Crews will now begin replacing and adjacent 78-year-old bridge with a new 12-foot wide bridge with eight-foot shoulders and a concrete barrier railing.  The bridge approaches will also be resurfaced.    The entire project is anticipated to be complete in the fall of this year, weather permitting.

The posted speed limit is 45 mph on the bridge. Also, a weight restriction is in place on the temporary bridgel vehicles weighing over 88,000 pounds and cranes are prohibited.

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2 Responses to “Temporary Bridge Opens On Highway 97”

  1. Eddie Cook on May 18th, 2018 12:26 am

    My wife and I agree the road crew working on this project on Highway 97 are very professional and doing an excellent job assisting us and visitors in and out of our driveway. It is kind of hard to get in and out of our driveway but the gentlemen assisting and working this area are exhibing professional experience although it is kind of dangerous. May God help all of them and us in this major and dangerous endeavor.

  2. Trocarman on May 17th, 2018 6:22 am

    Good deal. The construction crew are really impressive. Will be interesting to watch them demolish the old bridge and build the new one.

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