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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