South Main Street Bridge Project To Be Complete In November

JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County officials say that traffic will soon once again be flowing over the South Main Street Bridge as construction crews estimate work will be done in November.

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The County’s Department of Public Facilities said that a major construction milestone was completed when crews poured a concrete relieving slab last week.
Officials said that after a fourteen day curing period, the granite curbing and sidewalk placement can begin.
“We are making excellent progress on this bridge replacement so it is safe for our travelling public,” said Brad Bentley, Director of Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities. “In addition to pouring the relieving slab, new waterline and electrical services are substantially completed across the rehabilitated arches. Workers are also cleaning and resetting the stone masonry on the inside of the arches and outside walls.”
Crews said the next steps to finishing this bridge project include the pouring of the concrete bridge walls, constructing the bridge approaches, and completing the asphalt paving.
The cofferdams and stream access that were needed for construction will be removed and stream banks restored.
Construction of the roadway beneath the railroad overpass will also be rebuilt. The new lamp posts, fixtures and cap stone will be installed on the bridge walls.
The County expects, notwithstanding any weather delays, that this important bridge project will be completed and opened by the end of November 2018.