At 8 a.m. on January 9, the Grant Avenue Bridge, which crosses I-70/71 will close in preparation to be demolished and replaced. This is part of the current construction project to improve the Interstate 70/71 downtown ‘split’. The new Grant Avenue bridge is expected to open later this fall.
The detour is:
Southbound Grant Ave. Detour: Mound St. WB to 3rd SB to Livingston head east.
Northbound Grant Ave Detour: Livingston EB to Parsons NB to Main St. head west.
Along with a new bridge at Grant Avenue, the current project improves Mound Street between 4th and High Streets by adding granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping. The project also converts Fulton Street to one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.
The $31 million project which started this past spring is expected to be complete by late fall 2018.