Project in progress
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Overnight closure postponed
Update May 23, 2017 - The scheduled May 25 overnight closure on Hwy 24 in Clearwater has been postponed until further notice. Rainy weather has made it necessary to postpone the closure to pour the bridge deck. We'll send information out when/if rescheduled. Sorry for any inconvience.
The project still remains on schedule and will open to traffic fall 2017.
Schedule is based on good weather conditions and subject to change.
Bridge deck work
Bridge deck construction is moving quickly. The first of four concrete pours was Friday, April 21. Each pour uses approximately 550 cubic yards of high performance concrete, designed specifically for bridge decks. The concrete materials contain synthetic fibers to minimize future cracking and improve long term durability of the bridge deck. The concrete is delivered from Hardrives in Waite Park, and they'll use the temporary causeway to pump the concrete up to the bridge deck. Overall the concrete will take 14 days to fully cure. Weather permitting, other deck pours will be scheduled in the next month (they need 24 hrs of dry conditions). More photos of first deck pour
Temporary wood forms and stainless steel reinforcement rebar continue to be installed for future concrete deck pours. Stainless steel rebar is more corrosion resistant (rain/salt) than coated steel rebar, and will improve the life span of the bridge. This is the first bridge deck that District 3 has used stainless steel rebar. The project remains on schedule. More photos of deck framing, rebar installation
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