|Installation of soil anchors for bridge pilings, retaining walls will begin Jan. 26
Nighttime work to install anchors for the pilings that will support the bridge and retaining walls at the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will begin Jan. 26. The work, which will be done at night, uses a compressed air-driven hammer to drill the tie-back anchors into the soil behind the pilings. Overnight closures of Rio Road at the Route 29 intersection will continue during the tie-back installation, which is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. During the closures, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29 or make left turns onto Route 29. Left turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road will also be prohibited. Through traffic traveling north and south on Route 29 will be maintained, as will right turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road and from Rio Road eastbound to Route 29 southbound.