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Originally Published on OCT 25, 2023 Source: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com In Bay City, Mich., construction crews are performing a much-needed rehabilitation and modernization of Independence Bridge. Construction on the multi-million dollar project began in early 2023, with all four lanes targeted to reopen to traffic by the end of next year. "The city of Bay City, Michigan, owns two bascule bridges over the Saginaw River that have experienced multiple unplanned closures and needed significant repair," said Kevin Bischel, project delivery director, United Bridge Partners (UBP)....

Originally Published on SEP 01, 2023 Source: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/ PARKERSBURG — The Memorial Bridge reopened its lanes to traffic Thursday morning with a ceremony that acknowledged the hard work put into the 23-month, $50 million rehabilitation process. The ceremony started at 10 a.m. with the American Legion Post 15 and Belpre Area Veterans presenting the colors and a recording of the “Star-Spangled Banner” playing. “It’s an historic day with great weather and great communities coming together to make this happen,” said Terry Velligan, general manager, operations, for Parkersburg...

Originally Published on AUG 22, 2023 Source: https://www.michigansthumb.com/ The Bay City Bridge Partners asked Bay City commissioners to help promote and explain the Liberty and Independence bridge projects during a presentation at their regular meeting Aug. 21. "Our focus remains for 2023, we want to continue the account creation obviously for residents and non-residents," said Terry Velligan, general manager for the Bay City Bridge Partners. "We also want to foster the relationship and communication channels with commissioners and administration. We want to get...

Originally Published on April 27, 2023 Source: https://www.shawlocal.com/ Public officials gather for ribbon cutting, first hour of traffic very light The new Houbolt Road bridge in Joliet opened Thursday with promises of offering relief for roads congested with truck traffic. Truckers were not lined up to get on the toll bridge, which opened to a smattering of traffic for at least the first half-hour after barriers were removed shortly after 10 a.m. But it was only the first half-hour for what is expected to be at least a...

Originally Published on Feb. 28, 2023 Source: www.mlive.com BAY CITY, MI - The private company that is rehabilitating and turning two of Bay City’s bridges into toll bridges is celebrating another milestone today. Bay City Bridge Partners, a subsidiary of United Bridge Partners, opened the doors of its customer service center at the MDL Building at 300 Center Avenue, Suite 101. To celebrate, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Feb. 28 to give visitors, officials and media members a chance to look...

Houbolt Road Extension – Joliet, IL When it opens in early 2023, this new entrance to Joliet’s CenterPoint Intermodal Center will provide the fastest route for trucks and employees to access I-80, which will save time, miles, and costs. Construction is underway and crews are making tremendous progress on all aspects of the 1.5-mile-long bridge, including the 0.4-mile section over the Des Plaines River. The project is on track for an early Spring 2023 opening and toll pricing is now available...

Originally Published on NOV 30, 2022 Source: https://www.newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — Representatives of the companies revamping the Memorial Bridge met Tuesday with members of the community to answer their questions about the bridge and its future. “I use that bridge quite a bit and was curious about this new system, how it’s going to work,” said Robert Nicolai, who remembers when the toll bridge opened in the 1950s. “It sounds very nice, what they’re doing.” Parkersburg Bridge Partners held the first of two community open...

Originally Published on OCT 21, 2022 Source: https://www.newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — The Memorial Bridge won’t reopen to traffic until its $50 million rehabilitation project is complete, but that date has moved up to Aug. 31, 2023. That also means the operation and maintenance agreement with the City of Parkersburg is no longer needed, and Parkersburg City Council is expected to vote Tuesday night on terminating it. The measure on the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. meeting “replaces the old operating agreement and transitions full operations and...

Cline Avenue Bridge reinforces its position as the solution to area congestion. With an abundance of construction on surrounding routes and roadwork underway on I-90 between mile markers 3.4 to 4.6 from October 3 through December 6, drivers can rely on Cline Avenue Bridge as their timesaving route between Northwest Indiana and Chicago. The Cline Avenue Bridge is saving professional drivers time, miles, and money – contact [email protected] to get your free time and mileage analysis to learn how much this...