Hanover Street Bridge To Close Over the Weekend for Resurfacing Project

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A long-awaited resurfacing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the Hanover Street Bridge, will take place over the weekend. The bridge will be closed during this time. From Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT):

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge will temporarily close next weekend for repair work. During the closure, structure adjustments will be made and the bridge will be resurfaced in order to provide an improved riding surface.

To facilitate repairs, the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Delegate Robbyn Lewis to through traffic in both directions between Waterview Avenue and Cromwell Street beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 (weather permitting) with detours in effect. The bridge will re main closed until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Detour signs will be posted in the area during the closure. Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Repairs to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge’s concrete deck took place in recent months to prep for the new asphalt surface that will be laid. The new asphalt surface will be temporary as DOT is moving forward on a plan for a $50-million renovation of the 102-year-old bridge. The project likely won’t begin for another four to five years as additional studies are planned and funding sources need to be identified.

The initial resurfacing project will cost approximately $400,000.

Deck conditions before repairs began

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