Current Bridge Painting Projects
Fremont Bridge Painting Project
The Fremont Bridge is the 2014 site in SDOT’s Annual Bridge Painting Program, an ongoing asset preservation effort that provides for the periodic painting of each of the City’s 20 structural steel bridges. The painting will provide for enhanced aesthetic appeal as well as protect the steel bridge elements for many years against corrosion and other weather deterioration.
The 2014 bridge painting project is for the bascule portion of the bridge. The bascule is the main portion of the bridge where the roadway can be raised to allow passage for boats and ships. The concrete bridge approaches, which were replaced in 2008, do not require painting.
The project includes:
Due to bridge openings for boat traffic, and the necessity of a traffic lane closure for the bridge painting work, there will be some days and times where traffic delays will be significant.
In order to paint areas of the bridge that are not accessible when the spans are in the down position (open to traffic), it will be necessary to implement full bridge closures at times. The full bridge closures will be from from 12AM (midnight) to 7AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The work is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled in the event of rain. Directional signs will be provided for detour routes. Full bridge closures are scheduled for:
There will be two 5 minute long opportunities for pedestrians and bicycle riders to cross the bridge at 1:20 and 2:20AM on these dates. Vehicles will not be able to cross and must use the detour route provided.
As soon as work in the northeast quadrant of the bridge progresses, a southbound lane will also be closed between 10AM and 3PM Monday through Friday.
7/7/14 –Notice to Proceed and the contractor mobilizes on site.
8/6/14 – First (ceremonial) brush stroke on the Bridge by Fremont Chamber of Commerce Board Member at 11AM
9/2/14 – Begin planned 7AM – 3PM closure of single curbside (northbound) traffic lane and adjacent (east side) walkway. This northbound lane closure will be Monday – Friday and last several weeks.
9/6, 7, 13 and 14 – No traffic will be allowed across the Fremont Bridge between 12AM (midnight) – 7AM on Saturday and Sunday. Vehicles and bicycles will be detoured to cross the Ship Canal at the Ballard Bridge.
9/19 – 9/21/14 – Fremont Oktoberfest
What to Expect During Construction
Traffic lane closures during daytime, off-peak travel hours
Longer delays for vehicular traffic after bridge openings
Sidewalk closures concurrent with lane closures
Occasional weekend early morning bridge closures to all traffic – requiring detours
Moderate construction noise
Normal work hours of 6AM to 4PM with occasional night time and weekend work
Construction updates provided by SDOT during construction