The Central Corridor Project Office announced late this week their plans for partial and total closures of the Washington Avenue Bridge over the next two weekends. The work is part of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project and are necessary as preparations begin to move traffic from the north side of the Washington Avenue Bridge to the south side.
On Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., the east bound lane of the Washington Avenue Bridge will close to accommodate work near the Weisman Art Museum. Traffic traveling east on Washington Avenue from downtown will exit at Cedar Avenue, and traffic and buses will be detoured to University Avenue. The east bound lane will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10.
On Friday, October 14, both lanes of traffic on the Washington Avenue Bridge will close. Traffic and buses will be detoured to University Avenue. Both lanes of traffic will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17.
The work will not affect the pedestrian level of the Washington Avenue Bridge. The pedestrian level will remain open to bike and pedestrian traffic. While scheduling the closures for the weekend will help minimize the impact on the University community, drivers should expect delays and plan accordingly.
For complete information on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project and to sign up for weekly e-mail construction updates, visit the Central Corridor website.