After several delays, the bridge over Campus Drive on West Main Street is almost ready to re-open. The bridge was initially supposed to be finished in September, but weather hasn’t been cooperating and as with many other construction projects this summer the deadline slipped.
Duke Today now reports that Main St. should re-open before the end of October, and only finishing touches now remain on the bridge construction. I’m personally very happy to see the road re-open, as the detour via Buchanan / Markham lacks a bike lane and the additional detour traffic has made them kind of dicey to ride on. The re-opened Main St. will feature bike lanes in both directions and should make life a lot easier for cyclists in this area.