Construction on Circle Drive over 33rd Street overpass complete ahead of schedule
The major rehabilitation and repair work of the Circle Drive over 33rd Street northbound overpass has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule. Barring weather issues or unforeseen complications, the traffic restrictions will be removed and the road reopened to regular vehicle traffic this weekend.
“We are extremely pleased to have this work completed, and a return to normal traffic use, sooner than expected,” says Todd Grabowski, Manager of Asset Preservation for Bridges. “The near perfect weather and the fact that we encountered no major issues allowed us to accelerate our schedule and move ahead of where we expected to be at this point in the project.”
The work got underway on July 3, 2018 and was expected to take until mid-September to complete. The rehabilitation work included asphalt removal and replacement, concrete repairs, application of waterproofing membrane, and the removal and replacement of expansion joints. Based on the Bridges and Structures Inspection and Deck Testing Program, the Circle Drive southbound overpass did not require rehabilitation at this time.
“We want to thank road users for their patience and cooperation while we carried out this necessary construction,” says Grabowski. “This proactive work will ensure the bridge structure continues to serve drivers for many years to come.”
Every day, approximately 20,000 vehicles pass over the Circle Drive over 33rd Street northbound overpass.