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Bridge Rehab Program

Rockville’s Department of Public Works awarded Concrete General a rider contract as part of the Maryland State Highway Administration contract to maintain and repair City bridges.  

As part of Rockville’s Bridge Rehabilitation program, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will be repairing bridges within City rights-of-way. Inspections of the 18 City-owned long span bridges (greater than 20-feet) are federally funded and are inspected every two years. This program meets the Mayor and Council’s goal for a sustainable infrastructure. The program repairs bridges prioritized based on structural improvements recommended in the bridge inspection reports. 

Typical repairs include steel beam repairs, connection hardware, bearing replacement, concrete spall and crack repair, scour repair, bridge roadway joint repair and other miscellaneous improvements. Mayor and Council approval will establish the contractual authority to repair and maintain Rockville’s bridges; funding for this work is subject to appropriation by the Mayor and Council.

View the January 7, 2013 agenda item for the award of the contract for bridge rehabilitation through Fiscal Year 2014.

Bridge Rehabilitation Project

City of Rockville Civil Engineer John Hollida explains the Rockville Bridge Rehabilitation Projects and shows Rockville 11 two of the bridges that are scheduled for maintenance. View video


Monroe Street Bridge
Monroe Street Bridge
View of the street-level view of the Monroe Bridge. Arrow shows the joint of the underground Monroe Bridge which is scheduled to be repaired during Spring 2013 on Monroe Street.

Background

The City’s bridge consultants have completed the design of improvements to the Monroe Street Bridge and construction will be starting soon. The bridge is located on Monroe Street between East Montgomery Avenue and Monroe Place.

The Monroe Street structure is an existing vehicular bridge that carries traffic traveling between East Montgomery Avenue and Monroe Place located on the street level, adjacent to the steps leading over 355 to Metro's (WMATA) Rockville Station. While most bridges are raised and visible to the public, this bridge is at street grade level. It provides underground access to loading docks serving Montgomery County offices and the Regal Row merchants.

Construction is planned to start in the March/April 2013 time frame and will continue for five weeks, weather permitting. 

The bridge will require the expansion joints to be replaced, the surface lights to be removed and sealed, and a steel beam to be repaired. This project will require one lane of Monroe Street to be closed during the construction period with traffic to flow southbound only. A traffic detour will be implemented to ensure motorists are informed of alternative routes. 

Projected Timeline and Cost

Construction is planned to start in the March/April 2013 time frame and will continue for five weeks, weather permitting. The cost of the Monroe Bridge Project is estimated to be $200,000.

View the lane closure area during construction of the Monroe Street bridge happening Spring 2013.


West Gude Drive Bridge (over I-270)

Background

The City’s bridge consultants have completed the design of improvements to the West Gude Drive Bridge. The bridge spans I-270 between Research Boulevard and Piccard Drive. The construction project will be publicly bid and scheduled for Mayor and Council award in March 2013. Construction is planned to start in May 2013 and continue for two months, weather permitting.

The bridge has several areas of concrete that is spalling (surface chipping, flaking or scaling) which need repair as well as replacement of the two bridge expansion joints. The 12-inch water main under the bridge also needs repaired. These project tasks will require complete closure of the West Gude Drive bridge and two local lanes on I-270. A traffic detour will be implemented at night. Lane closures are only allowed between 10 p.m. and 5a.m. The contractor will be required to apply for a noise waiver from Montgomery County Department of Environment Protection (DEP) in order to complete the night work.

Projected Timeline and Cost

Project will be bid in January 2013 and construction is tentatively scheduled for May 2013. Construction will occur at night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The cost to repair the West Gude Drive Bridge is estimated to be $200,000.

View the aerial photo of the West Gude Drive bridge.