Dead River Road/Acken Road Bridges H1102, H1103, H1112, H1115, Bernards and Warren Townships

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Bernards and Warren Townships

Replacement of the County Bridge Nos. H1102, H1103, H1112, and H1115, Dead River Road/Acken Road, Townships of Bernards and Warren

Construction Announcement

Dead River Road/Acken Road will be fully closed to through traffic starting on or about Monday, March 27, 2017, lasting for approximately 3 months. A posted detour will be in place during construction, and will include Mountainview Road, Martinsville Road (CR 525), and Valley Road (CR 512).

UPDATE (7-24-2017):  The roadway was reopened to all through traffic on Friday, July 21, 2017.  Remaining work and final clean-up will be done without closing the road.

The Project Location Map with Detour Route can be viewed here.

Project Description

The existing Dead River Road/Acken Road bridges consists of four (4) short span structures consisting of a combination of concrete slab culvert bridges and corrugated metal and reinforced concrete pipes. The existing structures are generally in poor condition and functionally obsolete. Traffic studies performed in 2009 show an average daily traffic of slightly over 1,600 vehicles.

The project includes the replacement of the four (4) existing culverts with new precast concrete pipes or precast concrete box culverts, construction of new concrete wingwalls at each culvert, full depth roadway reconstruction, milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway, installation of beam guide rail, and other associated improvements. Roadway width throughout this stretch of Dead River/Acken Road will remain unchanged.

This construction project is funded using County Funds.

This County project has been coordinated with Warren Township’s roadway project along Dead River Road, and final paving operations will be run continuous from Mountainview Road to the municipal border at Bernards Township.