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.
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. If you have any questions or comments please contact John Cassel, City Engineer by following this link.