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Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation resumes Monday, April 6

For immediate release: April 3, 2020 - 10:00am

The Sid Buckwold Bridge northbound lanes heading into downtown, including the 1st Avenue ramp, will be closed starting Monday, April 6, at 8:00 a.m. for the final phase of the bridge rehabilitation project.  

The left turn onto 20th Street from Idylwyld Drive northbound will not be permitted, however a U-turn will be in place at Auditorium Avenue. 

This work will last until the fall, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

The Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation project includes: 

  • Resurfacing of the Idylwyld Drive ramp over 19th Street to 1st Avenue 
  • Walkway widening with taller barriers for improved pedestrian protection 
  • New drainage system to help better traction by reducing puddles and splashing
  • Concrete deck repairs and asphalt replacement
  • Strengthening of piers  
  • Barrier replacement 

Updated project information is posted at

Delays can be expected on Transit routes 1, 6, 15, 19, 20. Riders are encouraged to consult the mobile app called Transit for real-time bus information. The routes will be impacted for the duration of this year’s rehabilitation (approximately October 31st).