Project Phasing

The Fair Oaks Bridge Rehabilitation project will be constructed in five phases that will involve several lane and road closures to complete the work.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Fair Oaks Bridge Rehabilitation project completely closed Hendy Ave under Fair Oaks Ave. It also involved the closure of lane #1 in both the northbound and southbound directions on Fair Oaks Ave. These closures allowed the contractor to relocate underground utilities, retrofit the bridge footings on Hendy Ave, and reconstruct the center median on Fair Oaks Ave.

Construction of the water and sewer lines along Handy Ave is complete, along with the retrofit of the bridge hinges and bolsters.

Status: Completed Fall 2020

Phase 2

Hendy Ave remained closed during Phase 2 of the project. One lane remained open on Fair Oaks Ave in each direction. Lane #2 on Fair Oaks Ave in the southbound direction was closed to allow for the removal and reconstruction of the barrier rail on the west side of the bridge. Relocation of storm drains and utilities and the retrofit of foundations and superstructure were also included in this phase of work.

Duration: Completed Summer 2021

Phase 3

Hendy Ave will remain closed during Phase 3 of the project which will allow for bridge falsework construction and removal. One lane will remain open on Fair Oaks Ave in each direction. Lane  in the northbound direction will be closed to allow for the demolition and widening on the east side of the bridge, which is currently in progress.

What to expect: No through traffic will be allowed on Hendy Ave at the Fair Oaks Bridge during this time. You should plan to use an alternate route. Home Depot and businesses located along Hendy Ave will be open during construction.

Fair Oaks Ave will be down to one lane in each direction during this phase. Residents should expect minor delays between East Evelyn Ave and Kifer Rd. Please allow for extra travel time.

Duration: Fall 2021 – Winter 2021/22

Phase 4

Hendy Ave and sidewalks will be reconstructed and remain closed during Phase 4 of the project. Sidewalks, traffic signals, and street lighting for the intersections at Evelyn and Kifer Avenues will also be upgraded during this phase. Fair Oaks Avenue will be completely closed to through traffic during two consecutive weekends. This will allow the contractor to overlay the entire width of Fair Oaks Ave with a new layer of polyester concrete.

What to expect: During the two week-end closures, no through traffic will be allowed on Fair Oaks Ave between East Evelyn Ave and Kifer Rd. The pedestrian route will remain on the Fair Oaks Bridge. Automobile Traffic will be detoured to railroad crossings at Wolf Avenue and Sunnyvale Avenues. Please allow for extra travel time.

Duration: Weather permitting this work will occur during the Winter of 2021/22

Phase 5

Hendy Ave and Fair Oaks Ave will both be fully open during this phase. Sidewalks, traffic signals, and street lighting for the intersections at Evelyn and Kifer Avenues will be completed during this phase, along with Landscaping work. The contractor will be doing minor site work around the project with occasional lane closures.

What to expect: The contractor will be using intermittent lane closures during the daytime to complete the project. Residents should expect minor delays between East Evelyn Ave and Kifer Rd. Please allow for extra travel time.

Duration: Winter – Spring 2022