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Grant + Fourth St walking bridge no longer welcomes feet

The pedestrian bridge between Grant and Fourth St. will close tomorrow for safety reasons. This is a ripple effect from the I-70/71 corridor commotion.

ODOT deemed the construction zone on Fulton Ave too unsafe for people to be meandering on it. The demolition of the walking bridge has been part of the plan since last month but it finally came time to hit the kill switch today.

The first of five projects to improve the I-70/71 corridor is now underway– the goal of this one being to build a wider bridge at Grant Ave. as well as improve Mound and Fulton.

People on foot can use Grant Ave to travel. Once that closes in January, pedestrians can use the Fourth St. Bridge.

Here is ODOT’s traffic lowdown for the rest of the week as reported by NBC4i.

Tonight

  • 11 PM I-70 east will be reduced to two lanes between 4th and Grant.
  • 5 AM All lanes of I-70 east are open

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • 8 PM: the ramp from Broad Street to I-71 south will close. Detour: Broad St. westbound is 3rd to I-71 south. Eastbound Broad St: Parsons Ave. to Main St. to Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.
  • 9 PM: I-71 south reduced to one lane between Long Street and I-70.
  • 9 PM: I-70 west reduced to one lane between Ohio Ave. and Grant Street
  • 5 AM: All ramps and lanes open.

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • 8 PM: the ramp from Broad Street to I-71 south will close. Detour: Broad St. westbound is 3rd to I-71 south. Eastbound Broad St: Parsons Ave. to Main St. to Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.
  • 9 PM: I-71 south reduced to one lane between Long Street and I-70.
  • 9 PM: I-70 west reduced to one lane between Ohio Ave. and Grant Street
  • 5 AM: All ramps and lanes open.

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