Jensen Construction Company, the prime contractor, has developed a River Traffic Control Plan. This plan is in place to keep boats away from the work zone and keep the public and construction employees safe.
River traffic will remain open during the entire construction process. There will be “Bridge Work Ahead” signs located 500’ north of the new bridge and 500’ south of the existing bridge at the riverbanks edge. They will be specifically placed to not conflict with River traffic. To keep River traffic away from the work zone, Jensen will address boaters as needed verbally and inform to stay away from construction operations. There will be solar lights mounted on the cranes and barges to outline their visibility at night. If these methods do not prove to work, lighted hazard buoys can be added and installed as needed.
Remember that the protocols in place are in the best interest of the public and public safety.