Woolmarket Road bridge to close Tuesday morning

Beginning at 9 a.m., the Woolmarket Road bridge will close for two weeks while emergency repairs are made.

Contractors will Ryals Construction will replace sections of the bridge’s timber piles with steel piles. During the work, motorists will be directed to take one of two detour routes: Shriners Boulevard to I-10, then to Cedar Lake Road, or Shriners Boulevard to Old Highway 67.

The repair work is expected to begin no later than Monday, December 19, and take three to four days to complete.

The nearly $17,000 project is a temporary fix to the bridge. The city plans to apply for Emergency Road and Bridge Repair funding to assist in covering the costs of more permanent repairs.  

The bridge was built in 1964, is a five-span concrete bridge supported by timber piles, and is traveled daily by 4000 vehicles.
See the detour map