City of Georgetown announces Meet the Contractor event for Austin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation project

Jun 21, 2024

Map of Austin Avenue Bridges Rehabilitation project area

The City of Georgetown will host a Meet the Contractor event for community members to learn more about the planned rehabilitation project for the historic Austin Avenue bridges spanning the two forks of the San Gabriel River. The meeting will also include information about construction phasing, detours, and how to stay updated on construction.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

About the Austin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Initially identified as a need in 2014, the project was developed in collaboration with the community to ensure the preservation of these historic structures. The bridge rehabilitation will provide the necessary maintenance of bridge components and improve safety.

Improvements to the Austin Avenue bridges include:

  • Clean and repaint various structural elements
  • Replace bridge deck
  • Replace bearing pads
  • Repair concrete bents and riprap
  • Maintain existing rail and add rail that meets current crash-test standards
  • Relocate/remove all sidewalks from bridges in preparation for ADA shared-use path and pedestrian bridges
  • Widen existing travel lanes to 11 feet and add shoulders
  • Improve drainage

Roundabout at San Gabriel Village Boulevard and Austin Avenue

Identified through the Austin Avenue Corridor Study, the City of Georgetown is developing plans to construct a roundabout at the San Gabriel Village Boulevard and Austin Avenue intersection. This new intersection configuration would be built as a separate construction project from the Austin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project. More information on this project will be shared as the design moves forward and schedules are developed.

To learn more about the project, please visit transportation.georgetown.org/austin-avenue-bridges/.

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