Geddes Road Bridge

Location of roadwork:
Between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd

Township:
Superior

When is the work being done:
August 9 - end of October

Description of work:
Bridge Replacement

Impact on Traffic:
Road will be closed to ALL traffic at bridge location

Funding Source(s):
Federal

Latest Updates

October 19, 2021 Geddes Rd: Prepare to Pave!

We are making a lot of progress at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township.

Our contractor has been doing a lot of earthwork to prepare the road base for paving. They also poured the concrete for the curbs over the new bridge. We are hoping to start paving the roadway later this week, weather pending.

Once paving is completed, we have a few more things left to do including:

  • Driveway approaches
  • Gravel shoulders
  • Guardrail
  • Pavement markings
  • Turf restoration

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project. If the weather cooperates, we are planning to reopen the road in the next couple of weeks.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of new curb on bridge

Pictured above is the new concrete curb that was poured earlier this week at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project.

October 6, 2021 Geddes Rd: Diggin’ It

There’s been a lot of action at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township.

There is now water flowing through the new bridge structure. The contractor has been doing earthwork to get the new roadway graded on either side of the bridge. After the roadway is graded the road base will be placed and the paving operation can begin.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of construction earthwork

Pictured above is the earthwork being done at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project.

September 16, 2021 Geddes Rd: Back to Backfill

It’s been a productive couple of weeks at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township.

Our contractor continues to work on backfilling either side of the bridge structure. Today they are expecting to install the rip rap rocks, which will help prevent erosion around the bridge. Once the rip rap is installed they will be removing the water bypass pump which will allow the stream to flow naturally once again.

Once this part of the project work is completed, the road crew will be onsite to begin construction of the roadway.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of backfill being added

Pictured above is the backfill being added at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project.

photo from inside the box bridge

This is what the inside of the new Geddes Rd bridge looks like. Water will be flowing through here next week!

September 1, 2021 Geddes Rd: Piece By Piece

We are making a ton of progress at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township.

Good news! The prefabricated concrete bridge segments have arrived onsite. Yesterday our contractor began to install the pieces and will continue the installation throughout the week.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of bridge construction

Pictured above is one of the prefabricated concrete bridge segments being installed at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project.

photo of concrete bridge segments

The prefabricated bridge segments are put together piece by piece (pictured above) to create the new bridge structure.

August 18, 2021 Geddes Rd: Demolition Time

Work is really getting into gear at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township.

Our contractor is installing a bypass water pumping system transport creek water around the work area. Once the pump is installed, they will begin demolition of the current structure. We expect the demolition to begin today.

Just a reminder, the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of construction site

Pictured above is the construction work zone at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project.

August 9, 2021 Road Closure: Geddes Rd (Superior Twp)

WHEN: Starting today, Monday, August 9, 2021

WHERE: Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township

WHY: Bridge replacement

BACKGROUND: Today, Monday, August 9, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township to replace the bridge over Fowler Creek.

The road will be closed for approximately three months. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Access will be provided to residents and property owners who live or work within the work zone. However, NO traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge during construction.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 08/09/21

July 27, 2021 Geddes Rd: Worth the Wait

Unfortunately, the construction at the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township has been delayed again due to our contractor’s schedule. Their new plan is to begin construction mid-August. In the meantime, the concrete bridge structure is being fabricated offsite (see below for an example).

Once the work begins, the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.

Thank you for your continued patience. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of concrete bridge fabrication

Pictured above is a concrete bridge being fabricated that is very similar to the new bridge structure that will be installed on Geddes Rd.

July 8, 2021 Geddes Rd: Start Delayed Until Late July

Unfortunately, the start of the Geddes Rd Bridge Project in Superior Township has been delayed a few weeks. The bridge closure is now expected to begin in late July. We will send out another update as we get closer to the start date.

Once the work begins, the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.

Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

July 6, 2021 Road Closure: Geddes Rd (Superior Twp)

WHEN: Starting late July

WHERE: Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township

WHY: Bridge replacement

BACKGROUND: Starting late July, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township to replace the Geddes Rd bridge over Fowler Creek.

The road will be closed until mid October. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Access will be provided to residents and property owners who live or work within the work zone but the bridge itself will be closed to ALL traffic throughout the project.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

UPDATED: 7/15/2021

July 1, 2021 Geddes Rd: Get Ready!

Heads up Superior Township! We are expecting the Geddes Rd Bridge Project to begin construction mid-July. We will be removing the current bridge structure and replacing it with a new structure.

The bridge will be closed to ALL traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

 

March 17, 2021 Lane Restrictions- Geddes Rd (Superior Twp)

WHEN: Starting Friday, March 19, 2021

WHERE: Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township

WHY: Tree removal

BACKGROUND: On Friday, March 19, 2021, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin to remove selected trees near the Geddes Rd Bridge over Fowler Creek between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd in Superior Township.

The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately 1 day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/17/21

February 9, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting Announcement- Geddes Rd Bridge

WHAT: Geddes Rd Bridge Project Virtual Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2021, noon

WHERE: Online: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting

By Touchtone Phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission will hold a virtual project information meeting to discuss the Geddes Rd Bridge Replacement Project that will take place later this year in Superior Township.

During this work, Geddes Rd between Gotfredson Rd and Ridge Rd will be closed to through traffic.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at noon. There will be a brief presentation followed by time for questions from the audience. A recording of the meeting will be posted to wcroads.org after the meeting ends.

Click here to learn more about joining the virtual meeting.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

WCRC will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being presented at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 5-business day notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646 or by email kizere@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 02/09/2021

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • (734)-327-6647
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