Monterey Bridge Project Coming Along

The Monterey Bridge project is moving along.

Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, told WKVI that concrete has been poured this week. The rail wall, the bridge deck and approaches have been poured. He said he did testing and it was the smoothest concrete pour that he’s been privy to.

The road work begins next week. A temporary road will be built for emergency vehicles in case police, ambulance or fire need to utilize a quick route. The old road will then be dug up and a new road constructed around the bridge area. A seven-mile detour is in place for travelers around the construction work.

Barring any weather-related issues, Smiley doesn’t foresee any more problems and the project should finish ahead or on schedule. The project is expected to be finished Nov. 29.