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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Jefferson Road Bridge over Salt River

Updated 12/15/2019
Jefferson Road Bridge is complete and OPEN to traffic! 
Bridge Opening

Update 12/2/2019
Jefferson Road from Killewald Street to Meldrum Street is now OPEN!
Jefferson Road is PROJECTED to be entirely open to traffic the week of December 9th.
Letter to Residents - Project Update

Update 11.20.2019
Letter to Residents - Project Update

Update 11.13.2019
Letter to Residents - Project Update

Update 10.28.2019
Statement from the Macomb County Department of Roads: 
Due to weather and unexpected project challenges, the open date for the Jefferson Avenue Bridge over the Salt River has been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. With more than 25 road and bridge improvement projects throughout Macomb County, it is unavoidable that some projects will experience delays. We are working with our contractor to complete the work and reopen the bridge in a timely manner. The Macomb County Department of Roads will continue to keep residents and motorist updated on the progress of the project. Thank you.
Letter to Residents - Project Update 10.28.2019

Update 8.29.2019
Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) has begun construction on the Salt River Bridge Replacement project. Jefferson Avenue is currently closed; with a re-opening date of October 27, 2019. Jefferson will be closed in this area to both vehicle and boat traffic and alternate ways around will be advised. 

The design plans approved by MDOT illustrate the overall underclearance of the proposed structure is higher than the existing; in Span 1, the increase is between 6” and 10 1/2”. 

Aesthetically speaking, the abutments and pier will have the simulated stone veneer, decorative bridge lighting, galvanized black painted 3-tube rail with pickets, and the remaining exposed concrete surfaces painted white.

More details to come as we receive them.

Update 8.29.2019
Jefferson Avenue from the Salt River Bridge north to Killewald Street will see a complete reconstruction; approximately 600 L.F. of Jefferson Avenue including the Meldrum Road intersection and existing driveways.  The estimated project start date is September 4th with an estimate open to traffic date of October 27, 2019.  During this closure, traffic will be re-routed down Roselawn for residents impacted by the Jefferson closure.
Letter to Residents - Project Update and Detour Map

Update 5.7.2019
Jefferson Avenue is currently closed due to construction from May 6 - October 4.  
Letter to Residents and Project Information - Jefferson Avenue over Salt River Bridge Replacement

Update 2.22.2019 
Tentative construction date to begin in MAY with completion anticipated late October 2019.

Update 10.11.2018
A mailing went out today to the residents along the Salt River waterway regarding water craft traffic.  To view this letter, click here.

Overview of the Jefferson Rd. Salt River Bridge

General Plan Site 1

General Plan Structure 2

General Plan Structure 3

Detour Map

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