Bellevue, Nebraska – In a formal declaration from the Bellevue Public Works Department, it has been ascertained that a demolition operation concerning the pedestrian bridge that spans Galvin Road at the intersection of Hansen Avenue is due to commence on Monday, June 26th.
Throughout the majority of this project, vehicular traffic will persistently have access to Galvin Road. As per the need, necessary modifications will be applied to the lane organization to ensure the safe routing of traffic, particularly distancing it from areas where overhead construction tasks will be conducted.
It is important to note, however, that there will be an inevitable, albeit brief, period of complete closure for Galvin Road. This temporary halt will be necessitated by the safe extraction of the steel bridge girders. A subsequent public announcement will be issued in due course to notify about the exact schedule of this full road closure.
The rationale for the removal of the bridge is two-fold. Firstly, its condition has noticeably deteriorated over time. Secondly, the expenses associated with its restoration are remarkably high, to the point of being prohibitive.
In order to compensate for the bridge removal, several infrastructure improvements have been enacted recently at the intersection of Galvin Road and Lloyd Street/Birchcrest Road. These encompass upgraded traffic signal systems, improved pavement markings, and newly installed sidewalk curb ramps. The primary intention behind these improvements is to ensure a secure and efficient pedestrian pathway, especially for those commuting to Birchcrest Elementary School from the region west of Galvin Road.