The Jamison Road bridge in Elma is to be reopened to traffic Monday.
The bridge over Buffalo Creek was closed March 14 for the replacement of the 61-year-old bridge.
Weather permitting, new striping will be placed on the bridge Saturday, allowing the span to reopen Monday, according to the Erie County Department of Public Works Highways Division. That’s nearly a month ahead of schedule.
The $1.49 million project included constructing a 170-foot long single span structure supported by reinforced concrete abutments and wing walls. There are two 10-feet wide travel lanes, and shoulders are approximately 4 feet wide. The project also included reconstruction of about 375 feet of road from the intersection of Ostrander Road and Jamison to about 50 feet east of the bridge.
There are new guide rails, improved storm drainage and stream bank protections.
The old bridge was built in 1955, and consisted of three spans, with two 14-foot wide travel lanes and 3-foot wide sidewalks.
”The new bridge on Jamison Road will provide smoother and safer travel for motorists and is a huge improvement over the old structure,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.