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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Work to begin on reconstruction of North 18th Street bridge

Work to begin on North 18th Street bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has notified the City of Abilene that work to repair the North 18th Street bridge will begin the week of November 7, 2021.

A contractor working for TxDOT will mobilize Monday, November 7 as crews begin the reconstruction of the bridge. Drivers can expect continued detours in the area of North 18th between Park Avenue and Kirkwood Drive. Construction is expected to take four months to complete.

The North 18th Street bridge was closed in February of 2020 after major structural deficiencies were identified. The City of Abilene has partnered with TxDOT on this project, funding $160,000 of the total $1.6 million cost of reconstruction.

The City of Abilene will have the responsibility of maintaining the bridge at completion.

If you have any questions or concerns about the construction process, contact City of Abilene Public Works Department at 325.676.6281.

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