Construction began January 2020. The contractor has resurfaced the outer lanes to shift traffic while continuing to work in the median of Research Park Boulevard. Two lanes in each direction ( four lanes) on SR 255 will remain open daily between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the additional lane construction on SR 255 anticipated to last 12-months, or 365 working days (weather permitting). The contractor is 75% complete with the roadwork along SR 255 and is paving two lanes in the center. Crews are installing a new concrete barrier wall in the center median as site conditions allow. The median is at the low point of the project limits collecting stormwater runoff, which results in saturated soil conditions throughout the winter months. The Bradford Drive northbound ramp bridge is complete and the contractor is currently installing a new exit ramp at MidCity.
The Old Madison Pike bridge will consist of new wider travel lanes, 10-foot wide multiuse paths on each side, and decorative rails and lighting. The contractor continues to stage construct the Old Madison Pike bridge, which is approximately 45% complete while traffic continues to have one lane in each direction while under construction. The north half has been demolished and new girders have been set over the roadway. The abutment was redesigned due to shallow rock encountered. The north half of the new bridge is scheduled to be assembled in Spring 2021. Two lanes will then be shifted to the new bridge (north side) to begin demolition and reconstruction of the south half.
All work on this project is anticipated to be completed by late 2021 due to the staggered construction timelines associated with the bridge schedule.
Updated February 23, 2021