1st Street Bridge Replacement and Round-A-Bout

Project Overview: (Bridge Replacement)

 The 1st Street and North Folk river bridge at the southwest corner of Johnson Park was originally constructed in 1935 and reconstructed in 1983.  The current structure is a four barrel box culvert with a structural bridge deck, sidewalks and bridge rails.  The plan is to replace the current structure with a new 60 foot single span structure that will allow open movement on the river under 1st Street.  The trail that currently crosses 1st Street on the north side of the bridge will be moved and run under first street along the river.

Project Overview (Roundabout):

The roundabout at 1st and Braasch was developed as part of the Braasch Avenue reconstruction project.  During the community stakeholder meetings a roundabout was discussed as a way to control the three way intersection.  JEO, the design engineer, gathered traffic data and conducted a traffic study to determine if a roundabout was adequate for the traffic volumes.   Information was provided to the public about the feasibility of a roundabout at 1st during the City 1 & 6 year street plan development.

Project Schedule:

  • Council Approval to Proceed with Preliminary Design: April 6th, 2020
  • Preliminary Design: Completed Summer 2020
  • Final Design: Complete by August 2021
  • Construction: January 2022 through July 2022

Project Funding:

The 1st Street bridge and roundabout will be funded from City Highway Allocation Funds.

Project Documents and Images:

Press Release: May 10, 2023

Press Release: May 2, 2023

Construction Update Video

Press Release: April 13, 2023

Press Release: March 16, 2023

Press Release: March 8, 2023

Press Release: December 1, 2022

Press Release: November 9, 2022

Invitation to Bid



Contact for Further Information:

 Steven Rames
Public Works Director & City Engineer