Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge fully reopens Friday
The Sid Buckwold Bridge will fully reopen to traffic on the morning of Friday, October 25, although some brief disruptions and lane closures are possible throughout the weekend as crews work to completely clear the site. The first of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project began in the southbound lanes in April.
In the spring of 2020, the northbound lanes heading into downtown, including the 1st Avenue ramp, will close and traffic will flip to the other side. The bridge walkway will also close so work can begin on widening it and installing a taller barrier which will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The rehabilitation project includes deck repairs, new asphalt, new barriers, a new drainage system and the resurfacing of connecting ramps.
The City’s Deck Testing Program identified the need for rehabilitation to ensure the bridge remains safe and structurally sound for years to come. Work was scheduled over two years in order to prevent a full bridge closure.