Cartmill Avenue bridge demolition is underway

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The demolition will happen all overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday night through January 8th. (KFSN)

The demolition will happen all overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday night through January 8th.
The Cartmill Avenue bridge in Tulare over Highway 99 is set to be demolished. The demolition will happen all overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday night through January 8th.

Highway 99 will be closed during those times with a detour taking drivers off the freeway around the project and back on. The city is putting in a new six lane bridge and larger interchange.

Tulare City Project Manager Nick Bartsch said, "The city's long term growth plan is to establish more commercial venues off of the Cartmill interchange and hopefully that will again allow the city's ability to grow in that direction and increase tax revenue."

The city is using money from Proposition 1B and Measure R to pay for the construction. They estimate it will cost $38 million. The new bridge will be built and in place by August and the entire project completed by the end of 2015.

Watch the video for extended coverage from Action News reporter Kate Valentine.



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