FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began construction of the Thorpe Road bridge over the Rio de Flag culvert June 11.
The bridge, designed by the city, will ensure residents can transit North Thorpe Road and allow the wash beneath the bridge to safely convey water flows through the city.
Construction is expected to last approximately five months. The contractor, RCDS Contractors, Inc., expects to close North Thorpe Road between North Aztec Street and Bonito Street for the duration of the project.
Drew Savage, the District’s project manager, said the Corps is working with city officials to make sure the project remains on schedule.
“We know how important this project is for the city,” Savage explained. “Our goal is to ensure the bridge is completed safely and either on time or ahead of schedule.”
The contractor released the following schedule for area road closures:
-- Week of June 18: full closure of North Thorpe Road, including pedestrian traffic from sidewalks and paths alongside the Rio De Flag. This closure is expected to last until late November.
-- There will be a dedicated path to the schools and to the wetland park area; this path will be roped off and will begin on the southeast corner of Aztec Street and North Thorpe Road.
Release no. 12-007