The city has milled and resurfaced streets around the city while the west viaduct project continues.

College Drive is closed again this week for about 3-5 days as contractors work to remove the old rail bridge in preparation for the installation of a new bridge.

The busy roadway was originally estimated to be closed the week of Aug. 28, but the project appears to be ahead of schedule.

Though the closure is expected to last less than a week, Grafsgaard said in an interview earlier this month that the time it will take to remove the bridge “may vary based on how the removal proceeds.”

The rail bridge that spans College Dr. near 6th St. has been due for a replacement for some time, and the complex project entails replacing the current bridge, installing a temporary bridge and improving College Dr.

The city has milled and resurfaced streets around the city while the west viaduct project continues.

The rail bridge installment should be completed by the end of construction season.

The city is responsible for 10 percent of the estimated $16.7M cost of the project.

Grafsgaard says that while traffic will be affected during the disassembly of the bridge, after that work is done, there should be no further College Dr. closures until later in the year.

“The only change for traffic will be during the removal of the existing structure and when beams are set for the new bridge this fall/winter,” he said. “Other than those times traffic will remain the same as it currently is until next summer.”