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Beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the bridge at the southernmost end of 8th Street, near the Windsor Avenue/Volunteer Parkway intersection, will be permanently closed. As a result, travel will no longer be available between the Volunteer Parkway and Anderson Street by way of 8th Street. This route is a popular shortcut used by many, so drivers are urged to be alert to the new traffic pattern in the interest of safety. Motorists will instead have to utilize the Anderson Street/Volunteer Parkway signalized intersection. Businesses on 8th Street south of the bridge will still have access from the Volunteer Parkway, while businesses north of the bridge will have access from Anderson Street.
The closure, which is an integral part of the last phase of the Beaver Creek flood improvement project, is necessary 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. 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.
Should you have questions or concerns during the construction period, you may contact Jacob Chandler, City Engineer, at 423-989-5585.