Friday, Oct. 17, is the projected reopening date for Main Street from Eton Road to about Santa Rosa Creek Road. The dates were changed Tuesday, Sept. 30, on electronic signs alerting drivers on Main Street about the $3.5 million bridge construction project that’s keeping the road closed.
Crews have removed an aging bridge and are replacing it with a new structure.
Project manager Mike Boyce said late Tuesday that, despite a contractor who is doing “an excellent job of sequencing all the tasks that need to be done right on time,” workers simply need more time to complete that work, which includes providing adequate curing time for concrete, final surveying for and paving the new approaches and finishing up work in the creek before any mid-October rainfall.
Last week, the estimated reopening date for the busy roadway was Oct. 10, but sticking to that date “would have greatly sacrificed the quality of the project,” Boyce said.
Current detours take most vehicles, especially big trucks, to Cambria Drive to get to Main Street (although locals can get there via Eton and/or Burton Drive). Santa Rosa Creek Road remains open from the East Village side, and school bus schedules have been adjusted during the closure.