West Seventh Street closed for bridge construction until August

Due to construction, a portion of West Seventh Street near the bridge spanning Stinson Creek is closed to through traffic.

Due to construction, a portion of West Seventh Street near the bridge spanning Stinson Creek is closed to through traffic. Photo by Dean Asher.

Construction on the Seventh Street bridge has begun as scheduled, closing the street between Westminster and Hickman avenues to through traffic.

The city of Fulton is replacing the century-old bridge crossing Stinson Creek. Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 15 in time for Westminster College and McIntire Elementary students to return to class. A press release from the city advises residents to use Hickman Avenue and Route F as alternate routes during the construction.

When completed, the new bridge will include a wider roadway, six-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides and decorative railings.

During construction, access on the Stinson Creek Trail beneath the bridge will be unavailable.

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