Repairing the deck and painting support structures will keep the bridges in service longer.
Work continued over the winter on the underwater portion of the bridge. Although all work on the westbound bridge deck was planned for completion last year, some work will take place this year, along with improvements to the eastbound deck. Once work starts on the driving surface again, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted onto the other bridge. While work is underway, those recreating on the water will be directed away from the construction zone for safety reasons but will be able to pass under the bridge at marked locations.
All traffic was moved onto the westbound bridge in early April as crews prepare for upcoming demolition on the eastbound bridge.