The Cogburn Road bridge, which has been closed since May 19, is scheduled to re-open at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.
Prior to the opening, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. to mark the end of Milton's first major construction project. When the bridge opens, motorists will be able to travel Cogburn Road unimpeded, and all detours will end. However, work will continue on the shoulders and motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.
Carter Lucas, public works director for Milton, said the new arched culvert is far superior to the previous dilapidated bridge structure that spanned Cooper Sandy Creek between Bethany Bend and Webb Road. The bridge's replacement had been identified as a top priority in a 2009 inventory of city infrastructure because it bore the load of more than 10,000 vehicles a day.
"It's wider, more stable and easier to navigate," said Lucas. "Additionally, there are sidewalks and tie-ins for the city's future trail system."
Lucas kept residents up-to-date with the project by offering weekly blog posts and photos on the city's Web site and social media platforms. To view the project's completion week by week, click here.
Oxford-based Hitson Construction, Inc. brought the project in on time and within the approved budget of $478,020.39.
For more information, contact Angie Kapijimpanga, Public Works citizen responder, at 678-242-2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.