Spring Street Ramp Bridge Closes for Repairs
Local traffic delays anticipatedNashville, TN.—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will close the Spring Street Ramp loop bridge that leads to northbound Ellington Parkway beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2006.
“The ramp, which is technically a bridge, needs a number of repairs that just couldn’t wait until the spring,” said TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Degges. “We know this will cause some traffic backups in that immediate area, and we’re sorry for that, but the surface of that ramp needs work right now.”
TDOT will mill the surface, or deck of the ramp, then hydroblast it, before applying a new 4½ inch thick layer of concrete decking. The project also involves replacing the bridge’s safety rails or parapets.
“The improvements to this bridge will also make the travel lanes wider, making the turn on the loop safer and easier to manage for larger vehicles,” added Degges.
The project is anticipated to last a maximum of 23 days, weather permitting. The contractor performing the work is Mid-State Construction Company, Incorporated. An incentive/disincentive was added to the contract to ensure that the work is completed on schedule.
Approximately 16,000 vehicles use the Spring Street Ramp onto Ellington Parkway each day.