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Wildwood Valley Drive Bridge Project Update

Post Date:07/17/2019 7:00 AM

image of Broken concrete on bridge

July 17, 2019 Project Update:

The temporary traffic signal is currently being installed near the Wildwood Valley Bridge. Nashville Electric Service will next establish a temporary power supply to activate the signal. The project timeline is very fluid, but the contractor, Bell & Associates, plans to begin work in the southbound lane the week of July 22nd. They plan to work eight weeks in the southbound lane, then switch to working in the northbound lane around mid to late September through the end of October.

The City of Brentwood fully understands the inconvenience this project will cause you and your neighbors. The Wildwood Valley Bridge is the only way in and out for approximately 100 homes located south of the bridge and it must be repaired so it can provide many, many more years of safe and reliable service life. Please use caution throughout the bridge project as cautious drivers are critical to the safe and efficient completion of this work.

 

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The Wildwood Valley Drive Bridge is located in the Northwest corner of Brentwood and provides a crossing over the Little Harpeth River.  The bridge and will be resurfaced and repaired beginning in June.   The concrete bridge deck has begun to spall, leaving potholes and exposed rebar.   The river has also started to cause bridge pilings to erode.  This project will impact those residents living in the 100 or more homes in the Wildwood Estates and Brentwood Lights subdivisions. 

To minimize impacts to residents, only half the bridge will be repaired and resurfaced at a time.  During construction, a temporary traffic light will be installed, and the lane width will be reduced.  City staff held an informational meeting with residents in January where we heard your concerns.   From input gathered at the meeting, the project timeline has been adjusted to help minimize the impacts to the Brentwood Swim and Tennis Club calendar. 

Construction Timeline:

  • June 2019 – minor work begins
  • July 2019 – traffic impacted with temporary light after July 4
  • October 2019 - bridge completed
  • November 2019 -- cleanup and restoration

Residents and visitors are advised to allow a few extra minutes in their travels to compensate for the temporary signal timing necessary to create a safe environment for those using and working on the bridge throughout this project.

More information:

Please contact Todd Hoppenstedt, Director of Public Works at 615-371-0080 with questions. You can also email Todd at todd.hoppenstedt@brentwoodtn.gov if you would like to receive periodic project updates.

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