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US 29 Church Street Bridge Rehab Project

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Purpose and Need

The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the aging Church Street (US 29) Bridge in downtown Greenville. The project is needed to address the deteriorating bridge deck, update the storm drainage system on the bridge, and improve the overall condition of the structure.

Project Funding

The proposed project is a bridge maintenance project, funded through the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Project Description

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to rehabilitate the US 29 (Church Street) Bridge over East Broad Street (L-6073) in Greenville, South Carolina. Constructed in 1959, the bridge is located within the City of Greenville limits and is one of the City’s most prominent landmarks. Categorized as a major urban arterial roadway, the bridge has four travel lanes, two in each direction, with a concrete median. Five-foot-wide pedestrian facilities are provided on each side of the bridge. The project study area will extend approximately 0.32 mile from Washington Street to the north to East Camperdown Way to the south.

It is assumed that the project will utilize staged construction to ensure the maintenance of traffic of one (1) lane on US 29 (Church Street) in each direction during the construction, and all roadway approach improvements will be contained within the present right of way.

Proposed Improvements

The rehabilitation will include steel girder painting, joint sealing, spall repair, barrier/sidewalk replacement and bridge deck rehabilitation with hydrodemolition with concrete overlay to improve the poor condition of the deck concrete. Lighting on the bridge is also outdated and nonfunctional and requires replacement. The project is being funded through SCDOT Bridge Maintenance funding. Proposed enhancements to the bridge will include:

  • 9´ sidewalk with planter boxes to provide a visual barrier to vehicular traffic
  • New lighting (Duke Energy)
  • Modifications to the existing railings for pedestrian safety and aesthetics
Photo of Church Street bridge

Pedestrian Detour

During construction, traffic flow will be maintained across the bridge. Travelers who regularly use the bridge should anticipate delays or choose an alternative route.

To avoid injury to the public, and to facilitate construction, it is anticipated that the walking path beneath the Church Street Bridge will be closed for the duration of the rehabilitation.

In addition, parking areas beneath the bridge will be closed as needed during construction for safety and to prevent potential damage to vehicles. Prior to closure, businesses will be notified and barricades and signage will be placed in the necessary parking areas.

Anticipated Schedule
Preliminary Engineering: Underway
Public Outreach: Summer 2022
Construction: Summer 2023

Church Street existing sidewalk - South view

Church Street - North aerial view

East McBee Avenue stair access