Thank you for your patience while we make important improvements to the Jefferson Avenue Bascule Bridge over the Rouge River.
WHAT'S BEING DONE?
This project consists of installation of new concrete overlays, repair of concrete surfaces and sealers, removal/reinstallation of electrical equipment and other repairs at the Jefferson Bridge over the Rouge River.
WHEN WILL WORK TAKE PLACE?
Construction is scheduled to begin on the Jefferson Bascule Bridge the week of July 18, 2022 and is estimated to be completed by the end of Summer 2022, barring any unforeseen delays or inclement weather.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
The Jefferson Avenue Bascule Bridge is anticipated to be closed to vehicular traffic starting the week of July 18th, 2022 for 45 days. Traffic will be detoured during this time. The Bascule Bridge will be left in an open position as to not affect marine traffic on the Rouge River.
Northbound traffic will be detoured utilizing Schaefer Hwy to Fort Street to Dearborn Street.
Southbound traffic will be detoured utilizing Dearborn Street to Fort Street to Schaefer Hwy.
Reduced speeds and load restrictions may be posted.
Flaggers will be present as needed. Please use caution when traveling through work zones.
Access will be given to all residents and businesses for the duration of the project.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Â· Contact the 24-hour customer service center at 888.ROAD.CREW (1-888-762-3273)
Â· Visit - www.waynecounty.com
Â· Residents and visitors can subscribe to email notifications of bridge updates, construction and maintenance updates and news in their communities via waynecounty.com (https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/roads/road-construction-updates.aspx)
Â· Residents and visitors can subscribe to receive push notification updates to their cell phones by downloading the Wayne County Mobile app. The app is available in the Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wayne-county-mobile/id1449796370?ls=1) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waynecounty.wcMobileApp)
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