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Construction of a footbridge over the Durham Freeway near Alston Avenue will require overnight detours for freeway drivers on three more nights: Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and Monday next week.
The work had been scheduled earlier but was postponed because of wet weather, the city of Durham said today [updated 3/29/10].
Freeway traffic in both directions will be rerouted via Briggs and Alston avenues on each of the three nights from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
The city demolished an abandoned bridge last year and last week closed the freeway to install its $2.2 million replacement, the R. Kelly Bryant, Jr., Pedestrian Bridge.
It's a steel arch, anchored with red-brick pillars, that will glow blue at night. Three more nighttime closings are planned so construction crews can pour the concrete decking for the new bridge and re-install a guardrail inside the freeway median.
To learn more about this project, visit the city’s website or contact Byron Brady, contract management supervisor with the City’s Department of Public Works, at (919) 560-4326, extension 30296 or via e-mail at Byron.Brady@durhamnc.gov.