UPDATE 2/9/2021: Napier Avenue bridge is fully reopened to two lane traffic in both directions. Contractor was able to complete utility work under the bridge earlier today. Thank you for your patience.
NAPIER AVENUE BRIDGE TEMPORARY LANE RECONFIGURATION UPDATE #2 (2/8/2021):
Napier Avenue Bridge Utility Work set to resume today, Monday (2/8/2021). Work and temporary lane reconfiguration anticipated to take 2-3 remaining days to complete.
NAPIER AVENUE BRIDGE TEMPORARY LANE RECONFIGURATION UPDATE #1 (2/5/2021):
NAPIER AVENUE BRIDGE UTILITY WORK TEMPORARILY STOPPED DUE TO WEATHER.
Napier Avenue bridge traffic is back to normal lane configuration for Friday (2/5/2021) and the weekend.
Utility work has not fully completed at the bridge. Anticipate resumed temporary lane reconfiguration to be reinstated next week, weather and contractor dependent.
Original Notice on 1/27/2021:
NAPIER AVENUE BRIDGE
TEMPORARY LANE RECONFIGURATION
TOWNSHIP: St Joseph Township
LOCATION(s): Napier Avenue from Langley Avenue to Miami Road
CLOSEST CITIES: St Joseph, Benton Harbor
START DATE: Monday, February 1, 2021
END DATE: Friday, February 12, 2021*
*Work, contractor and weather dependent
PROJECT: A utility contractor will be doing work on the Napier Avenue Bridge over the St Joseph River. Work taking place is in preparation for the Road Department’s bridge project set to take place in 2021. As a result, there will be a temporary lane reconfiguration for traffic along Napier Avenue between Langley Avenue and Miami Road. All traffic will be routed to the eastbound lanes, separated by traffic control devices.
Traffic Restrictions: During construction, Napier Avenue will have one lane of traffic permitted in each direction between Langley Avenue and Miami Road beginning the week of 2/1/2021. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be split in the two lanes normally carrying eastbound traffic over the Napier Avenue Bridge.
Work is estimated to take approximately two weeks to complete. Expect possible travel delays.
Remember to reduce speeds when traveling through work zones.
Watch out for construction workers and equipment.
*Click here for press release (PDF) with map*