Lane closures are set to start today in a bridge reconstruction project near the center of West Carrollton.
One lane on Elm Street between Gibbons Road and Maplehill Drive is set to close as utility lines attached to the Elm Street Bridge are replaced, according to the city.
The excavation work, which is the first phase of the AT&T project, is expected to last about two weeks. Detour signs will be posted, and additional road closures will be necessary once the line-splicing phase of the project begins, according to the city.
Replacing the Elm Street bridge – built in 1940 – is expected to cost is about $1.3 million.
During the current work, southbound Elm traffic will remain opened, but motorists will not be able to turn left onto Gibbons Road.
Due to the work in the intersection of Gibbons and Elm, northbound traffic will not be able to travel across the bridge or turn on Gibbons, according to the city.
Westbound traffic on Gibbons will not have access to Elm. Access to adjacent driveways on Elm will remain open, according to the city.
The bridge is expected to be closed for demolition and reconstruction for about three months, starting around Aug. 1, according to the city.
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