The Tennessee Department of Transportation has released an update on the progress of the rehabilitation of Hurricane Bridge.
According to TDOT, The contractor has temporarily shifted traffic using portable barrier rail and temporary striping to the south side of the bridge and continues installation of work platforms to prepare for work under the bridge.
The current weight posting of 10 tons for two-axle vehicles and 18 tons for vehicles with three or more axles will remain in effect. Until further notice, only one lane of traffic will be maintained on the bridge and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. This will allow for work adjacent to the north side of the bridge to begin in earnest. Further temporary lane closures may be implemented on an "as needed" basis to mobilize equipment and materials for sandblasting, painting, structural steel repairs, and concrete deck removal and replacement. Flaggers will assist with traffic control.
TDOT awarded the bid to OCCI Incorporated of Fulton, Missouri at $26.9 million. The estimated project completion date is October 2013.