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Route 19 Bridge Replacement Project

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.


Project Overview

PennDOT's Northwest region will be replacing the 90-year-old bridge that carries Route 19 over Trout Run in Waterford Township, Erie County. Work on the bridge, which is located between Cottage Road and LeBoeuf Drive, is expected to start May 18, 2020, weather permitting. The new bridge is expected to be opened by late August 2020.

The project will include removal of the existing structure, construction of new abutments, and installations of a new prestress concrete adjacent box beams, concrete deck, and parapets. Work will also be done to the roadway approaches on both sides of the bridge.

The project will require a detour, which will be posted using Route 97, Route 6, and Flatt Road (Route 2003). It is expected to be in place for three months. 

The existing bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1999. It is classified as poor condition. Approximately 3,800 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.

A handicap-accessible pedestrian shuttle will be offered daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The free transport will take riders from Washington Circle to Cottage Drive as needed, call 724-498-9411. This contact information for the shuttle will also be posted at the stops.  

Project Contacts

Project Manager

Del Mizban
814-678-7025 |

Assistant Construction Executive

Doug Fry
814-678-7081 |

Press Officer

Jill Harry
814-678-5035 |