The City of Westfield has accepted bids for reconstruction of the 156th Street Bridge over the William Knight Regulated Drain, which is a tributary to Cool Creek. This narrow one lane bridge is on 156th Street between US31 and Oakridge Road and adjacent to the Viking Meadows subdivision.
The replacement of this bridge will increase safety and will meet the needs for the long range plan to connect 156th Street with the 151st Street/Union Street extension under the proposed US31 Freeway underpass.
The bridge will be constructed of a ConSpan arch structure with timber rails to match the consistency of the development in the area. The cost for the bridge replacement is estimated at $446,000 and is being funded from the Storm Water Utility Fund, which was established in 2007. “This bridge reconstruction is a priority because of the increased traffic accidents occurring in this area,” says Kurt Wanninger, Director of Public Works for the City of Westfield. “The new two-lane bridge should help immensely with traffic flow and ultimately help decrease accidents,” says Wanninger.
Construction is set to begin next month and is expected to continue through mid November. The road will be closed during this period of time. Notification signage will be placed at the construction area.
Rendering is attached.