Bridges rebuild in historic Route 66 community

Bridges rebuild in historic Route 66 community

Date 10 October 2018

A historic community along old Route 66 will be open for visitors as crews repair three area bridges over Interstate 40 in the Phoenix area. Construction began in June and is scheduled to be completed next spring, the total duration of the project is 10 months.

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, is repairing three bridges over the Interstate 40 in Phoenix area. The bridges are between 40- and 50-year-old and have reached a point where they need new bridge decks and other repairs. The current decks have worn under weather and use over the decades.

The goal of this project is to replace the damaged elements of the bridges and complete other upgrades to increase the lifespan of the bridges.

The project includes:

·         Replacing the deck portions of the three bridges

·         Removing and replacing guardrails as needed

·         Reconstructing approximately 40 ft. of road on either side of the bridges

·         Repairing embankment damaged by erosion

·         Removing and replacing of the approach slabs and joints

The project does not include construction of new roadway near the new bridges.

Bridges rebuild in historic Route 66 community

Bridges rebuild in historic Route 66 community

Source Construction Equipment Guide

Photos Arizona Department of Transportation 


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