UPDATE: Wis. DOT Warns Sturgeon Bay Bridge Will Close

UPDATED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 -- 7:55 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Construction works on a historic Door County bridge will cost commuters more time on the road.

The state Department of Transportation says those who use the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay should expect delays due to its closure for maintenance starting Monday.

The construction started last fall, including structural steel repair, bridge painting, electrical and machinery system upgrades and an overlay of the bridge deck and approaches.

The bridge is closed to both vehicles and pedestrians during the project, and will reopen by July 4. Officials say commuters should use the Sturgeon Bay Bridge to cross the bay.

Officials say no other services in the area should be affected, and commuters should check the department's website for detour information and project updates.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 -- 7:05 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State transportation officials are reminding motorists Sturgeon Bay's Bayview Bridge will close next month for $4.8 million worth of repairs and upgrades.

The bridge is set to close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on March 4. Traffic will be re-routed through Sturgeon Bay and drivers should expect delays.

The bridge opened in 1978. The last major repairs to it were done in 2004. The new project calls for structural steel repair and painting as well as electrical and machinery upgrades.

The bridge is scheduled to reopen by July.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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