The I-229 bridge in downtown St. Joseph will need considerable rehabilitation in the coming years. It represents a significant investment and opportunity in a critical regional corridor. This study is designed to take a fresh and objective look at options for the bridge prior to making significant tax-payer investments in infrastructure.

The study will narrow the potential options for what the future of the bridge may be, make recommendations, and review the environmental impacts of alternatives.

What will the study do?

The study will first establish a baseline traffic count and map traffic patterns of the existing bridge, highway, and road network.

Along with stakeholders, neighborhoods, governments, and transportation officials, a series of long-term alternatives will be defined, mapped, and modeled.

Rough cost estimates will be developed for alternatives so that potential next steps can be better understood and evaluated.