Tricounty News

Highway 23 mainline from Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue


In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, crews will not be working over the weekend.  Work will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

IMPORTANT NOTE: North Washington Memorial Drive at Highway 23 is closed to traffic.  Paving is scheduled for next week--curb and gutter will be poured on May 22, weather permitting.  Traffic is detoured onto 14th Avenue between Division Street and St. Germain Street and will remain in place through next week.


Beam placement for the Lake George bridge is complete.  Crews will begin forming the deck early next week.  


Grading from 7th Avenue to the bridge begins this week. 


Storm sewer work at 8th and 9th Avenues begins this week. 


Sidewalk grading continues at various locations throughout the project.


Grading and base construction continues on the westbound lanes of Highway 23.


Street light base installation continues throughout the project. 


Forming and pouring of the Cloverleaf parking lot retaining wall continues.  


Motorists are traveling on the eastbound lanes of Highway 23, one lane of traffic in each direction.


On/off ramps at 9th Avenue South are closed to traffic. 9th/10th Avenue traffic continues on the southbound lanes between 4th Street and St. Germain Street.




Crews are erecting girders.  The remaining girders will be set over pier #2 and crews will begin to set girders from west abutment to tower pads and over Riverside Drive on the east side.


Crews have completed the wall for the railing on old pier #1 for the walkway on the west river bank beneath the new bridge and will continue working on walls for the bike trail on the west side. 


Granite stone veneer installation continues on pier #3 and will begin at the west abutment.  


Retaining wall on the west side of the river is being removed.  Construction will begin on the new wall after girders are set for the west abutment. 


Boat traffic will be maintained on the Mississippi River during this project.


Existing local and truck detours will remain in place. For specific detour routes, please visit the project Web site for more detailed information at


Project photos can be accessed directly by following these links: 


Mississippi River Bridge:


Lake George: