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The project will replace the Waterville Bridge over the Maumee River in Lucas and Wood counties with a wider bridge that includes a 12' shared use path and a 7' sidewalk, install a roundabout at the SR 64/65 intersection in Wood County, add dedicated left turn lanes at 
SR 64/Mechanic Street and River Road intersection, and perform necessary related work.

The decision to build the new bridge south/upstream of the existing structure was based upon multiple factors including environmental and historical considerations, cost, public opinion and length of closure (estimated closure of 45 days). The project was sold for $13 million to Miller Brothers Construction, Inc.
 

  

June 7 update:

The Waterville bridge & SR 64/65 intersection will close Monday, June 18.

 
 

 Timeline

 
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2017
 
Preparation project demolished the necessary buildings for the Waterville Bridge replacement project
 
​2018
 
The Waterville Bridge Replacement Project begins
February: clear trees, build half the causeway from the Wood County side
March: begin building half the bridge from the Wood County side
Summer: Beginning June 18, 45-day closure of the existing Waterville bridge for roundabout construction at SR 64/65 and left turn lanes at Mechanic St and River Rd.
 
​2019
The contstruction of the new Waterville Bridge expected to be complete in fall 2019
Building half the bridge from the Lucas County side
Weekend closure (7pm Friday to 6am Monday) of the Waterville bridge for pavement tie-in
 
​2020
 
Demolition of the old Waterville Bridge expected to be complete in fall 2020
 
Notable:​
* 45-day closure summer 2018 between June 1 and August 15 to accommodate school schedule (Begins June 18)
* Roads will be open for annual Roche De Boeuf and Apple Butter Festivals
* Access to homes along project will be maintained during project
* Bridge(s) will be constructed and removed half at a time, to maintain half the river for marine traffic
 
 

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Folder: March 2014 Meeting
  
Folder: May 2018 Update Meeting
  
Waterville Bridge Project Update June 2018.pdf
  
 

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