The town of Bayfield has completed work on the Twin Bridges on Bayfield Parkway. The road has been closed since March to allow construction of two new bridges.
The town will hold a public grand opening event at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
“This event serves as a great opportunity to thank the public for their patience during construction, and more importantly, to celebrate this new and enhanced traffic corridor in town,” said Town Manager Chris La May.
While the bridges and the road will be open to traffic starting Tuesday afternoon, additional work may be necessary to finish construction. If work is necessary, it will take place after Thanksgiving weekend. While crews are on site, traffic will take turns in single lanes with traffic control.
The old Bayfield Twin Bridges, built in the 1930s, did not meet current traffic standards and required replacement. The new bridges now offer one traffic lane in each direction, pedestrian access from County Road 516 to Mill Street, and a shared-use pathway under the new structure, connecting Mill Street to Joe Stephenson Park and Eagle Park.
The contractor, SEMA Construction, was able to construct both bridges simultaneously, contributing to a shorter construction timeline. Work on this project has been completed ahead of the original schedule and under budget.
Events on Tuesday will include:
1 p.m.: Gathering at Eagle Park to meet and greet1:30 p.m.: Tour of the project 2 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening.