As the city looks to the completion of the last phase of the Beaver Creek flood improvement project, it will require permanent removal of the 8th Street Bridge. The project also encompasses the widening of the northern creek bank from Anderson Street to approximately 200-feet downstream of the 8th Street Bridge and replacement of the train trestle pedestrian bridge on the Wes Davis Greenway with a single span pedestrian bridge.
Beginning April 6, 2016, the 8th Street Bridge will be permanently closed so that utility relocations can continue and the contractor for the United States Army Corps of Engineers can begin the process of removing the bridge. Travel will no longer be available between the Volunteer Parkway and Anderson Street by way of 8th Street. Instead, motorist will have to utilize the Anderson Street/Volunteer Parkway signalized intersection. Businesses along 8th Street south of the 8th Street Bridge will have access from the Volunteer Parkway. Businesses along 8th Street north of the 8th Street Bridge will have access from Anderson Street.
In the interest of safety, please be alert to the new traffic pattern and avoid entering the construction area. If travel is necessary within the construction area please be alert for moving heavy equipment and construction workers. “We truly appreciate the community’s patience and understanding during this period,” said Jacob Chandler, City Engineer. “The overall project has been long in nature but will prove worthwhile and beneficial to the city and businesses in the flood plain.”
Should you have questions or concerns you may contact Jacob Chandler, City Engineer at 423-989-5585.