DUNBAR road closed

Work continues on the bridge on Dunbar Cave Road that has the cut-through from Warfield Boulevard to Wilma Rudolph Boulevard blocked and causing detours. CHERI REEVES

In a little more than three weeks, the work to replace the Dunbar Cave Road bridge is expected to be complete, which will allow traffic to flow again between Warfield Boulevard and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

Many drivers had to detour to Rossview Road on the western side of the bridge since crews began the construction Sept. 1 to replace the bridge.

The old bridge in front of the Swan Lake Golf Course had a critically low rating, which necessitated the replacement of a new box culvert.

The project is fully funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the design and construction are both managed by the Clarksville Street Department.

Concrete Structures in Charlotte was awarded the contract to complete the project at an estimated cost of $517,500.

Winford A. Petrone completed the design.

The weather was favorable, and the project is on schedule and progressing well, according to Richard Stevens, communications director for the city of Clarksville.

So far, utilities such as sewer and gas lines, were relocated, and the old concrete structure was removed. The grading and preparation of the site started last week, according to Stevens.

The next steps should be to place the new bridge structure and paving.

The target date for completion that was planned for 45 workdays is currently anticipated to be Nov. 2.

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