Roanoke City Engineer Luke Pugh says the Franklin Bridge project is still running right on schedule.
Crews have been focusing on the concrete pier and structural steel working their way from U.S. 581 to the river. Pugh says they’re just about ready to move on to the next phase.
“Over the last month we’ve been getting everything set up to where we can work on our concrete deck, and on the far side of the bridge the contractor is setting up to prepare the deck to get that poured. So we’ve made a lot of really good progress in the last two months,” he said.
Pugh says the bridge is set to re-open in January of 2019.