Crews pour the concrete bridge deck (driving surface) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (October 9, 2013)
Crews load concrete into a pump truck in preparation to pour the concrete bridge deck (driving surface) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (October 9, 2013)
Crews install rebar on the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. The rebar will reinforce the concrete bridge deck (driving surface). (Sept. 13, 2013)
Construction is underway on a retaining wall along the north side of Opossumtown Pike. (August 14, 2013.)
Crews have installed a relocated water main between the steel girders of the new bridge. (August 14, 2013).
Crews have installed steel beams across US 15 for the new Motter Avenue bridge (July 25, 2013).
Another view of crews installing steel beams across US 15 for the new Motter Avenue bridge (July 25, 2013).
Three completed piers (central support columns) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (July 18, 2013.)
Crews have completed concrete for the east abutment (end support) for the new bridge. (July 18, 2013.)
Crews have completed the concrete footer and have begun placing forms for the west abutment (end support) for the new bridge. (June 19, 2013.)
The contractor is working on placing forms and rebar for pier (central support) "E" for the new bridge. (June 19, 2013.)
On May 30, SHA opened the relocated section at the end of the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue, shown at right in this photo. The old section is now closed.Please note that for now, traffic on the ramp will still need to yield to traffic on Motter Avenue at the end of the ramp. Pedestrians who cross this ramp should be aware that traffic will be using the new ramp section.
The contractor is working on forming the footer for the west side of the bridge. (May 8, 2013.)
The contractor is working on pouring concrete for curb and gutter. Also, the contractor has installed a storm drain inlet and constructed a drainage ditch. (May 8, 2013.)
Crews prepare to drive a test pile at the west end of the Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. Piles, or long columns of steel, are driven deep into the ground to anchor the bridge in the bedrock. (Photo taken April 15, 2013.)
Crews work on shoring to be placed in excavation area for for the footer for the center bridge pier (support column) in median of US 15. (Photo taken April 15, 2013)
A worker smooths the concrete on a new median on Thomas Johnson Drive that will prevent left turns into and out of the business entrances closest to the Opossumtown Pike intersection (Photo taken March 21, 2013).
A man uses the walkway to the temporary pedestrian bridge across US 15 (Photo taken March 21, 2013).
The sidewalk across the Motter Avenue bridge is now closed and signs direct pedestrians to a temporary pedestrian bridge across US 15 (Photo take March 21, 2013).
The temporary pedestrian bridge is scheduled to open March 18, 2013. The bridge is 10 feet wide and has a chain-link fence ceiling. (Photo taken March 12, 2013).
This photo shows the walkway to the temporary pedestrian bridge. Before the bridge opens, chain-link safety fence will be installed along the walkway leading up to the bridge. (Photo taken March 12, 2013).
Crews have been working on grading for the walkways that will lead to the temporary pedestrian bridge. (Photo taken February 27, 2013)
Crews have removed the sidewalk from the south side of the Motter Avenue bridge, shifted lanes to the south side, and placed barrier wall in preparation to begin work on the north side of the bridge. (Photo taken February 27, 2013)
Crews are installing a temporary pedestrian bridge that will be used to cross US 15 during construction on the Motter Avenue bridge. The prefabricated bridge was set in place over the highway the night of Tuesday, January 29. Before opening the bridge to pedestrian traffic, crews have to complete the ramps to the bridge, pave the walkways to the bridge, and install lighting. If weather permits, the bridge could potentially open by late February, but winter weather could push this back into March. (Photo taken January 30, 2013).
Newly placed asphalt for maintenance of traffic for lane shifts. (January 21, 2013.)
Crews haul in fill dirt for the west abutment (end support) of bridge. The photo also shows the completed foundation for the west abutment of the pedestrian bridge (January 21, 2013).
The center tower that will support a temporary pedestrian bridge over US 15 is in place in the highway median. The temporary bridge will provide safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing during construction on the Motter Avenue bridge. (December 17, 2012)
A new curb and sidewalk are in place along the southbound side of Opossumtown Pike near Hampton Inn and Suites. The sidewalk was moved to allow the roadway to be widened. (December 17, 2012)
Crews prepare the steel for a cantilevered sign over US 15. The sign will replace an existing one which must be removed to make room for the widened Motter Avenue bridge. (November 15, 2012)
Crews prepare the site where a temporary pedestrian bridge will be installed across US 15 for use while the Motter Avenue bridge is under construction (November 15, 2012).
Crews pour concrete foundation for a relocated traffic signal pole. (October 10, 2012)
Verizon crews are on site to relocate a fiber optic line. (October 10, 2012)
New curb and sidewalk along Motter Avenue and Pinewood Drive. (September 19, 2012)
Crews removed the center median from Opossumtown Pike in preparation to shift lanes to allow space for crews to install new curbs, sidewalks and storm drains. (September 19, 2012)
Crews work in the median of US 15. (August 24, 2012)
Crews remove trees along Opossumtown Pike. (July 24, 2012)
New curb is in place along the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue. (July 23, 2012)
Crews grade along the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue in preparation for curb and gutter installation. (July 11, 2012)
Crews are preparing to install a temporary sidewalk beside the existing sidewalk on Thomas Johnson Drive. The existing sidewalk area will become part of the work zone as crews widen Thomas Johnson Drive. (July 11, 2012)
Verizon crew members do utility work at 14th Street. (June 15, 2012)
Crews remove existing curb and sidewalk for replacement at the entrance to Governor Thomas Johnson High School. (June 15, 2012)
A dewatering structure is in place to drain and filter water from the basin until it is converted into a stormwater management pond. This will help control sediment during construction. (May 24, 2012)
Grading for the stormwater management basins. (May 24, 2012)
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