FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 22, 2017
Northland motorists who use the NE 104th Street bridge may experience a slower commute starting late Thursday morning, Feb. 23, when traffic is restricted to one lane. A routine inspection revealed significant repairs are needed to the north and south sides of the bridge, just west of North Willow Avenue and a mile west of Liberty North High School.
On Thursday, crews will re-stripe the roadway to restrict traffic along the bridge to one travel lane. In addition, crews will install raised markers in the coming weeks to help guide traffic to that center lane. Motorists will see signs leading to and on the bridge indicating vehicles must yield to oncoming traffic. The configuration will be similar to the bridge at NE 112th Street, about a mile north of the NE 104th Street bridge.
The NE 104th Street bridge one lane restriction will be in place until a roadway and bridge reconstruction project temporarily closes the bridge next year.
The NE 104th Street capital improvement project includes upgrades for motorists and pedestrians with new sidewalks and two-lane roadway with curbs and gutters. This project is set to start summer 2018 and finish in late 2018.
For more information, contact Beth Breitenstein at 816-513-2612.