UPDATE: Construction to begin April 24th, 2023

DOMI, PennDOT, and the construction team are preparing for construction to begin on Monday, April 24th, 2023. Construction will wrap up in early October before the Head of the Ohio Regatta on October 7th, 2023. Those traveling to and from Washington's Landing should be prepared for several key impacts on and off the island:

  1. For the duration of the project, there will be no vehicle access between River Avenue/30th Street and the intersection with SR 28, 31st Street Bridge, or Rialto Street. All vehicles will be detoured along River Avenue to General Robinson Street to SR 28.
  2. For the duration of the project, a temporary traffic signal will be in operation at the River Avenue/30th Street intersection while traffic is reduced to a single reversible lane. Because of the narrow constraints on the bridge and the length of the work site, the traffic light will take several minutes for each cycle to clear all vehicles.
  3. In the first phase of the project (Tentatively April 24 to July 5), the sidewalk on the 30th Street Bridge will be closed and all pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured across the Herr's Island railroad trestle trail bridge at the southwest end of Washington's Landing.
  4. During the installation of new bridge expansion joints, the available width of the travelway will be restricted such that tractor trailers and other large trucks will be unable to fit through the construction site. The construction team will provide two week's notice of each restriction. The anticipated restrictions are tentatively:6/11/23 to 6/12/23
    • 6/25/23 to 6/28/23
    • 7/30/23 to 7/31/23
    • 8/13/23 to 8/16/23
    As these dates approach, more information will be provided to residents and businesses on the island. Please reach out to a member of the construction team if you have any concerns about these restrictions and we'll assist as best we can.

Please use the form at the bottom of this website for any general questions or concerns about the project. Thank you for your patience as we address the necessary maintenance to the 30th Street Bridge and River Avenue Viaduct!

Project Background

The 30th Street Bridge Preservation Project is a DOMI-led effort with assistance from PennDOT and FHWA for the rehabilitation of the bridge that serves as the primary means of access to Washington's Landing. The objective is to replace all of the deck joints on the 30th Street Bridge and the River Avenue Viaduct as well as to resurface the deck, improve the bridge lighting, and repair/enhance the bridge railings. Engineering for the project is now complete, with a primary focus on how to minimize impacts to all users of the bridge during construction.

In the Document Library, you'll find materials to better understand the need and purpose for the project as well as how the project will impact traveling on and off the island during construction.

Due to the complexity of many components to be installed the bridge, fabrication of materials were underway in 2022 to minimize the duration of construction in 2023.

DOMI thanks the community for their feedback during the design process from the 8/18/21 stakeholder meeting, 12/8/21 public safety meeting, and 1/14/22 virtual public meeting!

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