Press Release – The tentative opening date of the Gurley Overpass is October 30th. This date may change as inclement weather and colder temperatures are in the weather forecast for later this week and early next week.
Because of anticipated cold, wet weather, the Gurley Overpass will be open on Thursday, October 26th. Crews will not be able to advance the project during inclement weather. In order to make up for that day, the Overpass will be closed on Saturday, October 28th from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The reason for the closure of the Gurley Overpass is for rehabilitation of the side barriers. As the project progressed, the scope of the work has increased 2.7 times over the original estimate. This was due to the barriers being thicker than described in the original drawings. The drawings showed the concrete at a uniform depth of 1.5 inches from the surface to the underlying rebar throughout the barriers. As demolition proceeded, it was discovered that the barriers were closer to 4 inches thick from the surface to the underlying rebar in the center of the barriers. This resulted in more material being removed and more material needed to repair the patches, as well as the increase in the amount of time to affect repairs.
For more information, contact Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 696-5393.