DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Commuters should prepare for detours and delays when repair work begins May 8 to rebuild the bridge on Broadway in the Village of Tivoli.
The bridge, located over the Stony Creek, was originally built in 1929 and is in need of replacement due to structural deficiencies, said the Dutchess County Department of Public Works.
Project work includes the replacement of the existing bridge and abutments, the creation of a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side of the bridge, widened travel lanes and shoulders, and the installation of stone parapets with lighting that will incorporate key stones of local significance from the existing wall.
Work is expected to continue through the summer, with the new bridge opening by early fall.
Broadway will remain closed for the duration of the project and a detour route will be posted. There will be no pedestrian access across the creek during construction.
The roadway averages more than 2,200 vehicles per day.