The City of Walker has experienced a significant delay in the start of the Walker Avenue bridge removal project. The COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent Executive Orders have disrupted the supply chain and the ability for private utility companies to reroute critical infrastructure. In March we made the decision to postpone the start of the project until we could be confident in our ability to sustain steady progress towards project completion without disruption to vital telecommunications and natural gas service.
We are now targeting an updated start date of Monday, April 27th for the bridge closure and start of heavy construction. Keep in mind that during the 4 month closure Walker Avenue will be closed at Waldorf Avenue, just north of Bissell’s corporate headquarters. We will provide additional updates as our construction team and project stakeholders firm up this new closure date. Thanks for your patience as we continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 related delays.