If you use the Oliver Bridge frequently, you may want to find an alternate route this summer as the bridge will be closed for construction.

According to Douglas County officials, starting April 27th the Oliver Bridge will be closed on a daily basis in order to perform annual maintenance and inspections. The bridge will however be open on the following days:

  • Friday, May 27, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for Memorial Day traffic
  • Monday, May 31, 2016 – Road open all day for Memorial Day
  •  Friday, June 17, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for Grandma’s Marathon
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for 4th of July traffic
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 – Road open all day for 4th of July
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for Blue’s Fest traffic
  • Friday, August 12, 2016 – Road open all day for Blue’s Fest
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Road open all day for Tall Ships
  • Friday, August 19, 2016 – Road open all day for Tall Ships
  • Friday, September 2, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for Labor Day traffic
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 – Road open for Labor Day
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 – Road open at 12:00 (noon) for In Line Marathon

The closure will definitely be worth it, because after it's all said and done the bridge will include a full replacement of two 90-foot spans at both the east and west ends of the bridge, steel strengthening of 30 bridge spans, and upgrades to the bridge deck and rail.