Bridge Reconstruction 2023
Substantially Complete July 2023
2023 Bridge Rehabilition
The 2023 Bridge Rehabilitation Project is substantially complete.
The City of Traverse City is preparing to complete the multi-year bridge rehabilitation project with construction on the N. Cass Street Bridge and the S. Union Street Bridge. Major bridgework began January 30, 2023. The two projects were bundled to attract bridge contractors to bid on the project, drive competitive pricing, and complete in the shortest amount of time possible.
Project Updates: 7/28/23
The S. Union Street Rehabiliataion Project is substantially complete. The bridge is now opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Intermittent lane closures to finalize remaining items on the bridge will occur in the future.
Project Updates: 6/30/23
The S. Cass Street Rehabiliataion Project is substantially complete. The bridge is now opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Intermittent lane closures to finalize remaining items on the bridge will occur in the future.
S. Union Street Bridge
The S. Union Street Bridge rehabilitation work is anticipated to begin in 2023. Improvements include replacement of existing concrete deck and steel beams on the existing foundation, widening sidewalks to the extent possible, installation of an MDOT crash tested/approved bridge railing detail painted black along sidewalk edge with historic balustrade pedestrian railing to restore original aesthetic treatment, and a pedestrian railing approaching bridge.
N. Cass Street Bridge
The N. Cass Street Bridge rehabilitation work is anticiapted to begin in 2023. Improvments include replacement of existing deck, concrete beams and railing on the existing foundation, widening sidewalks, installation of an MDOT crash tested/approved bridge railing detail painted black with aesthetic treatment at ends, and pedestrian railing approaching bridge.
Accessible Pedestrian Detour
Closures & Detours
The construction will generate dust and noise. Traffic delays are expected. Pedestrian and vehicular detour maps have been developed to assist those traveling throughout the City. East bound traffic on the south state Street alley between Union and Cass will be maintained. West bound through traffic will be prohibited. The Cass Street Pedestrian Tunnel will remain open. However, the accessible ramp will be closed. Those needing an alternative route, will be directed to cross the Grandview Parkway at Union Street. The Boardman River will be closed to traffic during construction. As the summer season approaches, the work on the river will conclude on weekdays as much as possible, but may include weekends to complete the project in a timely manner.
Businesses will remain open along the construction routes.
City staff is coordinating the project with Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Traverse City Transportation Service Center and Local Agency Bridge program that will cover approximately 90% of the constrution cost. Cost for the two bridge projects is nearly $4,000,0000, with design and engineering at $221,400.
DDA TIF 97: $382,000
DDA Old town TIF: $135,500
City Capital Project Fund: $99,500