Through careful planning, the City of Traverse City is preparing to begin major bridgework throughout the City on June 1, 2021. The infrastructure improvements will include the bridges on Park Street, S. Cass Street and E. Eighth Street.
City staff is coordinating the project with MDOT's Traverse City TSC and Local Agency Bridge program, the City's municipal utilities, DDA, and public services, State and Federal agencies, and property owners, and water recreation businesses. The project is being funded by the MDOT Local Bridge Fund ($3.9 Million), City Funds ($294,000), City Municipal Utility Funds ($383,000), and DDA TIF Funds ($432,000).
"The upcoming bridge work is critical to maintaining our infrastructure within the City. Staff has worked diligently on preparing for these major bridge projects for the City's future. We are pleased to have funding assistance from various sources to invest in infrastructure and develop increased amenities such as pedestrian lighting and wider sidewalks," says City Manager Martin Colburn.
Park Street Bridge
Beginning June 2, 2021, site preparation will begin for the Park Street Bridge. The project will include the construction of new bridge deck and an increased sidewalk width to 9.5' from the existing width of 6' - 4 ". Pedestrian scale lighting and traditional streetscape will be included in the project. The Parks Street Bridge project is anticipated to be completed in November 2021.
S. Cass Street Bridge
The S. Cass Street Bridge construction is anticipated to begin construction on June 14, 2021. The project will include bridge removal and replacement. Amenities include a decorative pedestrian railing and traditional streetscape. An effort to maintain the historic character of the original bridge through the rehabilitation to remove the wood sidewalk and railing will be made. The S. Cass Street Bridge project is anticipated to be completed in November 2021.
E. Eighth Street Bridge
The E. Eighth Street Bridge construction is anticipated to begin construction on July 26, 2021. The project will include the replacement of the bridge deck and extension of a watermain transmission line. Additional amenities incorporated into the project include the extension of the cycle track to connect with the existing bike lanes, increased width of the sidewalk, decorative railings, and an aesthetic double arch fascia. The sidewalk under the bridge will be elevated and lighting will be installed. The E. Eighth Street Bridge project is anticipated to be completed in November 2021.
5-28-2021: Park Street Bridge
6-10-2021: Cass Street Bridge