Robert Street Bridge to close, no parking to take effect on Main Street
DATE: May 6, 2022
TO: Local Media Outlets
FROM: Andy Selle, P.E., Director of Public Works/City Engineer
RE: Robert Street Bridge to close, no parking to take effect on Main Street
The Robert Street Bridge will close to all traffic on or after May 23, 2022 for extensive reconstruction. To allow for added traffic volume, Main Street, between just south of S. 3rd Street and N. 3rd Street, will be restriped to four lanes of active traffic. All on-street parking will be eliminated while Robert Street Bridge is closed. Pedestrian detours will be marked on sidewalks.
The bridge will undergo a total deck replacement, including a dedicated left turn lane northbound, signal coordination at Third Street, decorative lighting, a parapet wall and wider sidewalk along with a decorative fence/rail. When the project is complete, the bridge will be safer for pedestrian and vehicular traffic and more aesthetically pleasing.
“All traffic signals will be coordinated through the Main Street corridor to allow for a smoother flow of traffic,” said Andy Selle, Director of Public Works. “There will also be additional signage for public parking lots present at significant intersections.”
The bridge will reopen and Main Street will return to two lanes of traffic with on-street parking on or before Aug. 27, 2022.
Check the City of Fort Atkinson website for project updates www.fortatkinsonwi.net/projects or call Mr. Selle at (920) 563-7760.
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