What’s happening to the York bridge?

The bridge is undergoing maintenance to help preserve it. The joints, or seams, in the bridge are being repaired, the driving surface is being restored, and guardrails are being upgraded.

Why?

Bridge maintenance is less expensive than replacement. It also allows preservation of the historic bridge.

How?

Joints or seams in the bridge help it expand and contract without breaking and require maintenance to extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge’s driving surface also needs maintenance just like all our roads do.

When?

Construction is tentatively scheduled for April 2022-July 2022*

*Weather dependent and subject to change

Will the bridge be blocked off?

No. One lane of traffic will be open throughout construction. There may be slight delays with temporary stop lights on both ends of the bridge. During construction, a 12-foot width restriction will be in place.

How are you informing the public?

• Text message/SMS updates: text YORK to 844-764-2126

• Email updates: Contact Laura Subscribe me to York bridge updates via email

• Radio. Ads will play on the local radio stations: 99.5 KBLL, 101.1 KZMT, 105.3 KMTX

• Updates posted on this website.

• Facebook notifications.

• Flyers posted at the York Bar and the Community Hall.

• Attending the York Community meetings.

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How much does this cost?

The construction contract was awarded for $1,123,476.

Can boaters get through?

Yes. Boaters will still be able to pass under the bridge. There will be some construction on the bridge piers but will not affect boat traffic. Warning signs for boaters will be up when work on the piers is active.