The city of Bloomington Public Works Department is working to replace a bridge on the Clear Creek Trail near the south side of town. The city has created some temporary work-arounds to provide bicyclists and pedestrians easy access as construction continues.
Construction barrels line the sides of Tapp Road near Weimer Road as city employees continue to work on an upgrade to the Clear Creek Trail. City of Bloomington Engineer Adrian Reed says an alternate path will be in place for the duration of the project.
“What we’re doing with the project is replacing the existing bridge for Clear Creek and to do that we wanted to maintain traffic when we were working on the bridge and so what people are seeing out there now is a temporary run around,” he says.
Reid adds that if traffic demands increase, the city could still widen Tapp Road.
“One of the nice new features of that bridge is that we’re actually providing a little bit more clearance so that we can squeeze a connection from the side path underneath the bridge to the Clear Creek trail head,” he says.
The project is expected to take about one year.