Little Crab Orchard Creek Bridge to be Demolished, Replaced

Little Crab Orchard Creek Bridge to be Demolished, Replaced

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will close West Sunset Drive between Emerald Lane and Parrish Lane Monday for the demolition and complete replacement of the bridge over Little Crab Orchard Creek.

According to a press release from the city, local traffic will be able to access the Life Community Center from Parrish Lane, and residents living along Sunset Drive between Little Crab Orchard Creek and Emerald Lane will be able to access their properties from the Emerald Lane side of the closure.

Construction is expected to be complete in early November, barring any unforeseen delays. Motorists are advised avoid the construction area as it will be impassable throughout the duration of construction.

Additionally, the release said pedestrians and bicyclists should also avoid the area as it will be hazardous and impassible during construction.

The Sunset Drive Trailhead and access to the David Kenney Trail will also be closed during construction. The David Kenney Trail will still be accessible from the Chautauqua Road or Freeman Street Trailheads.