Work to replace the Cambridge Boulevard bridge, located between Riverside Drive and Oxford Road, is expected to begin the week of July 5 and last about two months, weather permitting, according to a news release from the city of Upper Arlington.

Work to replace the Cambridge Boulevard bridge, located between Riverside Drive and Oxford Road, is expected to begin the week of July 5 and last about two months, weather permitting, according to a news release from the city of Upper Arlington.

Electronic message boards will be used in advance of the project's start date.

As a result of the project, the section of Cambridge Boulevard between Riverside Drive and Oxford Road will be closed to through traffic, with signs posted to that effect. The recommended detours are as follows:

From the Trabue/Riverside/Cambridge intersection motorists will be detoured south to Waltham Road, then east on Waltham back to Cambridge.

Traveling northbound on Cambridge motorists will be detoured west on Waltham, then north on Riverside Drive.

On Cambridge east of the bridge motorists will be detoured south on Cambridge to Waltham.

Residents and businesses in the area to the west of the bridge will have "local traffic only" access from Riverside Drive.

The existing bridge was built in 1914 and widened in 1950. A 2009 load rating indicated the bridge only met 55 percent of the Ohio Legal Load requirements, so it was programmed for replacement to ensure it meets all safety requirements.

Because of several road construction projects under way in the south part of the city, residents are encouraged to stay informed. Residents may sign up for email updates on various projects at the city's website, www.uaoh.net, or follow the city on Facebook (The City of Upper Arlington) or Twitter (@CityofUA). They may also call the Engineering Division at 583-5360.