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Ashland - Water Street Bridge
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Lithia Way - Water Street Bridge - Ashland
Water Street Bridge repair begins March 21
  • Wildish plans to mobilize its crew on site next Thursday (March 17), but the real work begins on Monday, March 21 with the beginning of epoxy crack injections. 
  • The schedule calls for work under the bridge to continue at least through the first week of April, at which time the contractor will begin activities on top of the structure.
What’s the Problem?  
The bridge deck and its supports are cracking and in urgent need of repair. Without the repair the bridge will be load-limited, rendering it off limits to freight and fire trucks.
What does ODOT plan to do?
In March through mid May, ODOT’s contractor, Wildish Standard Paving of Eugene, plans to epoxy the supports under the bridge, then drill and pin the bridge supports/deck using epoxy and steel pins.
When does ODOT plan to do this? 
ODOT plans to have a contractor perform this work as temperatures are on the rise above 50 degrees F, approximately March through mid May. After meeting with neighboring businesses, the contract work hours (when there will be noise) will be Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on weekends, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
Key Features
This work will include the following:
  • Epoxy inject cracks in the box girders and horizontal bridge supports under the bridge (first month)
  • Remove asphalt surface
  • Drill approximately 500 holes to then be pinned and glued in place
  • Replace asphalt surface
What kind of construction impacts can I expect?
Depending upon the work schedule, the following impacts could occur:
Daytime work:
Bridge will be open to a single lane of traffic, 24 hours a day during the deck work. There may be some delays due to traffic queuing. This time of year will be better to take advantage of daytime temperatures of more than 50 degrees F. There will be construction-related noise, about as loud as a home blender. 

Project Fast Facts
Location – Lithia Way/Water Street Bridge
Overall budget - $500,000
Construction timeline –
Late winter - Spring 2011
Bid let date - January 2011
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