22nd Avenue Bridge Re-Opening Updated

It's official! The city of Meridian is now less than a month away from the grand
re-opening of the 22nd Avenue bridge.

The Meridian City Council Tuesday approved a change order for the bridge that will help speed up the work.

The change order calls for the proposed monuments for the bridge to be eliminated from the plan.

Public works director Monty Jackson says this action was needed to keep access roads by the bridge open.

"Especially after looking at the idea that the roads could not be closed, or were not going to be closed, then the monuments for sure had to be removed," said Jackson. "And also the turnouts had to be modified at the ends of the bridge to show a straight section, rather than a turnout, to keep from closing the bridge."

Jackson says approval of the change order speeds up the projected opening date for the bridge from May to the end of January or early February.


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  • by Dan Location: Meridian on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    Our mayor is anti-downtown. Face it. We will only see a focus on interstate development. She only wants to promote investment around the hotels of Lala. lalaenterprises.com
  • by shopper Location: meridian on Jan 6, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    Wasn't the ORIGINAL deadline November or December of 2009? I've seen more work in the last 2 weeks than all of 2009! Un"Smith" the confounded 1 way streets and maybe with the PROMISE of an opened bridge, downtown will stand a chance at rebounding for retail shoppers! Undo the one-way frontage roads while you're at it and Meridian's visitors might actually want to stick around!
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