Repair work on the Pawnee Bridge is set to resume after a month long delay due to active migratory bird nests under the bridge. The nests are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. United States Fish and Wildlife Service inspected the bridge on Monday with City staff and determined work could resume.
Due to the extent of repair work needed and to protect the safety of the traveling public, the bridge will close to thru traffic for the duration of the project.
Pawnee will close between Broadway and McLean Boulevard, beginning August 8, until spring 2017. Thru traffic will detour to 31st Street South at Broadway and McLean Boulevard. Local traffic on Pawnee will be allowed west of Broadway for access to residential streets.
The $3 million project will repair the existing bridge built in 1961. The project has a target completion date of spring 2017.