Monday, June 26, 2006

Bridge Construction

Work is still moving along briskly on the Tireman and Paul brdiges over the Southfield Freeway (M-39). The construction crews now have even more of those orange barrels and barricades up to prevent folks from cutting through and turning onto Whitlock from the service drive. (It was one thing when neighborhood residents were doing it, but there were a whole lot of other folks doing and traffic along Ashton and Rosemont was starting to get out of hand).

The construction crews seem to be making pretty good time. It looks like they have the center support beams pretty much in place. Based on how everything progressed at the W. Warren bridge, I presume this means that we should see the skeleton of the bridge itself emerge within the next week or so.

They already have lots of equipement and supplies in place to move everything forward rather quickly. It's still early in the project but (* knock on wood *) they should be able to get it done on time.

I know those two bridges really needed to be redone, but at the same time - I'm looking forward to fewer detours in my commute.
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