Washington Twp. bridge to close for reconstruction today

The McEwen Road Bridge over Holes Creek in Washington Twp. will close for reconstruction beginning today.

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The reconstruction will last until approximately November 30, 2018, weather permitting, according to Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner.

Several detours have been set up during the bridge closure:

  • The southbound detour is Alex Bell Road, to Paragon Road, to Congress Park Drive.
  • The northbound detour is Congress Park Drive, to Paragon Road, to Alex Bell Road.
  • The Centerville City School District has rerouted school buses in the area.
  • Hadley E. Watts Middle School and First School can only be accessed from the north from Alex Bell Road.
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park and South Park offices/warehouses can only be accessed from Senate Drive off of Congress Park Drive.

The McEwen Road Bridge’s is structurally deficient and in poor condition, according to a release. One end of the bridge has been supported on jacks since 2012 due to deterioration.

It currently carries approximately 6,900 vehicles a day.

A contractor will remove and replace  the deteriorated slab edges, perform a deck overlay, install a new guardrail on the east side and construct a parapet wall with a new 5 foot sidewalk on the west side.