LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette approved the use of federal funds to pay for the renovation of a popular foot traffic area.
The John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge will undergo renovations next year.
It's a joint project from Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County.
The renovation will include replacing chipped bricks, reinforcing the pillars and the addition of ramps on the east side of the bridge.
Assistant City Engineer Elizabeth Fizel says they will most likely have to close the bridge during festivals while construction is happening.
"We think it's probably best to plan events around it being closed," Fizel said. "Should it be done early, or they start late, then an event could be on the bridge. But, I just think it's safer."
The project is scheduled to be finished sometime in the Fall of 2014.
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