Resurfacing of Perrine Bridge surface scheduled to begin

Work to resurface the driving lanes of the Perrine Bridge is expected to begin in early June. After work begins, drivers should expect delays and restrictions while approaching and crossing the bridge for about a month, particularly during high-traffic periods. Half of the bridge, including pedestrian walkways, will be closed at all times during the work.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction for the duration of the work. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time or find an alternate route if possible.

The existing asphalt-and-concrete surface will be removed and replaced by a silica-fume concrete driving surface. Crews also will be performing maintenance to the handrails and minor repair and maintenance to the substructure.

The Perrine Bridge is one of 12 receiving rehabilitation work under this contract. However, the Perrine Bridge work has specific contract language to require the contractor to expedite activities and complete the work as soon as possible.
Other bridges will be completed throughout the remainder of the summer.

Cannon Builders Inc., of Blackfoot, is the contractor for the $2.56 million project.

Published 5-25-2012