Temporary reroute of Midtown Greenway for pier construction
On Monday, May 18, crews began work on the new pier for the Fremont Avenue Bridge.
The new decorative pier will be similar in style to other historic bridges over the Greenway. The bridge design makes the pier adaptable to accommodate possible future transit uses in the corridor.
Due to the pier's location on the Greenway, we need to close the trail to safely build it. Instead of using multiple closures, we now anticipate that we can construct the pier, backfill and pave the permanent trail during a single closure.
How to get around the closure
We anticipate the pier and trail work to take up to four weeks to complete.
During the closure, Greenway users should use the marked reroute to get around the closure.
- Girard Avenue
- 28th Street
- Bryant Avenue
Signs will be on the Greenway to notify users of the upcoming reroute.
This is the same detour route as the one we provided last year. Like then, 28th Street will be striped to accommodate both directions of bike traffic. Additionally, we will adjust traffic signal timing along the route to minimize delays and add signage to help with wayfinding.
Abutment construction near substantial completion
Last year, crews completed construction of the north abutment and began foundation work on the south abutment. These structures located at each end of the span support the weight of the bridge and any traffic that passes over it.
Since work resumed in April, crews completed the foundation for the south abutment and began work on the new abutment walls. Crews expect to pour the south abutment next week. Once poured and cured for two to three weeks, the abutment will be substantially complete. Then crews will finish work on the abutment and start work on the deck.