Design work on the project began September 19, 2016. Skanska, the construction component for the team responsible for designing and building the new bridge, proposed a 1408-day construction schedule. The construction team anticipates placing all traffic (both U.S. 98 east and westbound) on the first bridge in early 2019.
Temporarily moving all traffic to the first new structure will allow for demolition of the existing bridge, followed by completion of the second new structure. Once the second new structure is completed, traffic will be placed in the final alignment. Work on the project is currently slated for completion in summer 2020.