Second Street Bridge Replacement: Update

June 13, 2019 News

Update on 06/13/2019:

The new 2nd Street bridges for vehicles and pedestrians are now open!

There is still some construction work left to be completed so we ask motorists to continue using caution in the area when workers and vehicles are present. Danville’s Public Works will be finishing and repairing sidewalks, landscaping, and painting a crosswalk.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and hard work. Jave Contracting’s Aaron Watts and Superintendent Brandon Falin did a great job constructing the bridges and grading. Thanks to Jeremy Boyle and District 7 of the KY Transportation Cabinet for their assistance in safety and traffic control with their Vehicle Message Boards (VMBs). We especially thank neighbors and travelers for being tolerant during this process.

Project Summary: Jave Contracting replaced the existing 2nd Street Bridge near J E Woods Drive with a new 24’ wide steel reinforced concrete vehicular bridge with bituminous asphalt approaches and a new 6’8” wide steel reinforced concrete pedestrian bridge on its’ east side. Connecting sidewalks and landscaping will be added by Danville’s Public Works Department. If you
have any questions or comments please contact John Cassel, City Engineer by following this link.

Updated on 05/17/2019:

The precast concrete box beams for the vehicle and pedestrian bridges are installed. The eight vehicle beams are 3’3” wide, 1’ tall and 32’6” long, weighing over 8 tons each. The two pedestrian beams are 4’ wide, 1’8” tall and 80’ long, weighing over 31 tons each. Next Tuesday they will pour the concrete deck slab that vehicles will drive on. Then guardrails, handrails, and approach paving will be next. The existing pedestrian bridge on the west side will remain open to the public during all of construction.

We appreciate your patience and with some cooperation from the weather we hope to complete the improvements as soon as possible. Jave's foreman has enjoyed the comments by passersby that they are looking forward to using the new pedestrian bridge and the safety improvements. Hopefully motorists will appreciate the added safety and convenience as well!

Update on 05/03/2019:

The precast concrete box beams that support the vehicle bridge are scheduled to be installed by Jave Construction on Tuesday, May 7. There will be eight beams measuring 3’ 3” wide, 1’ tall and 32’ 6” long, weighing over 8 tons each. After Jave’s crew uses their crane to lift and place the beams, they will form and pour the concrete deck slab that vehicles will drive on. The new pedestrian bridge will be next. The existing pedestrian bridge on the west side will remain open to the public during all of construction.

Update from on 04/25/2019:

Jave Construction is making good progress on the 2nd Street Bridge Replacement. They have completed the abutment supports for the new pedestrian bridge on the east side of the road and yesterday they poured the new vehicular bridge abutment on the north side of the creek. They will be preparing to pour concrete for the south side in a week, and then a week after that they may be ready to start setting the beams on both the vehicular and pedestrian bridges. The existing pedestrian bridge on the west side will remain open to the public during all of construction.

Original post from 04/08/2019:

The City of Danville has contracted with Jave Contracting to demolish the existing 2nd Street Bridge near J E Woods Drive and construct a new 24’ wide steel reinforced concrete vehicular bridge with bituminous asphalt approaches and a new 6’8” wide steel reinforced concrete pedestrian bridge on its’ east side. Connecting sidewalks and landscaping will be added later by the City of Danville’s Public Works Department.

Jave began on Monday, April 1, concentrating first on the pedestrian bridge supports. Of course, the vehicular bridge will be unavailable after demolition starts…and demo is tentatively scheduled for Monday April 15th. Detours will be marked with signs and Vehicle Message Boards provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Northbound traffic that usually uses 2nd Street will need to continue past the 2nd Street intersection traffic light and make their left or right turns once they are past the one way split starting with Fackler but preferably MLK, Walnut and Main Streets. Southbound 2nd Street traffic is encouraged to detour to 4th Street. We hope the closure is no more than two months.

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