Those of us who work at USGS in Flagstaff have probably noticed progress of the bridge, on Cedar Hill. Tiffin Miller, Project Manager, says the Contractor continues to work on falsework for the bridge span, and plans on forming & pouring the soffit and web through the week of May 8, 2006. On May 16th, they plan on closing Cedar Avenue at night, at around 10:00 P.M. and work until 6:00 A.M. to set beams for the bridge.
Cedar Avenue has been narrowed and restricted to two lanes throughout the project vicinity. Lane restrictions will remain in place through project completion, anticipated for the end of July of 2006. On May 16th, Cedar Avenue will be closed between Turquoise and West Street from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Signs will be installed to detour traffic around the closure. Emergency vehicles will be accommodated through the work zone if necessary. On the 26th of May, the contractors plan to pour concrete. Conservatively, the bridge should be done before or by the end of July.
For current information on the progress of the bridge, visit flagstaff Urban Trails System Project at http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.asp?NID=16 .