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Westlake Bridge expected to be complete by end of July

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The multimillion-dollar bridge project on Westlake's Miller Avenue is not expected to be complete until the end of July.

Project Manager Jeremy McElwee, with Cecil D. Gassiott LLC, released a work schedule with expected completion dates, putting the bridge finished by July 30.

The roadway has been closed since November of last year and traffic diverted through Westlake on Sampson Street. The bridge was more than 50 years old and in need of an upgrade.

Residents have been patient, but are ready for the bridge to be finished. 

Calcasieu Parish Police Juror Hal McMillin said he is not happy with the July 30 completion date and has asked the contractor to finish as soon as possible. 

What follows is the tentative project closeout schedule for the Westlake Miller Avenue Bridge:

1.) Complete pile supported approach slabs. - Completion Date: Wednesday, June 26

2.) Remove existing roadway surfacing and base material and prep for lime treatment/soil stabilization. - Completion Date: Tuesday, July 2

3.) Cut in lime material for soil stabilization and final grade and prep for aggregate base course installation. - Completion Date: Monday, July 8

4.) Place, compact and final grade on aggregate base course. - Completion Date: Friday, July 12

5.) Install new asphalt roadway surface. - Completion Date: Friday, July 19

6.) Install New barrier curbs. - Completion Date: Wednesday, July 24

7.) Seal bridge and Guard rail installation. - Completion Date: Friday, July 26

8.) Thermo-plastic striping and final dress-up. - Completion Date: Tuesday, July 30

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