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Project Overview

An $11.3 million rehabilitation project that will give motorists a smoother ride on the twin bridges that carry Interstate 79 over the Conneaut Swamp in Greenwood Township, Crawford County.
Deck preservation work on the two 3,600-foot-long bridges started in 2017 and will be completed during the 2018 construction season.
Work involves milling and hydrodemolition of the existing deck surface, along with placing a concrete composite overlay extending over the approach slabs, paving, and repairing deck joints.
The construction zone is approximately 1.5 miles long and extends north and south of Exit 141 (Geneva/Cochranton, Route 285).
Construction during 2018 will focus on the bridge that carries southbound. traffic Work is expected to begin on March 26, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by November 2018. Work on the northbound bridge was performed in 2018.

Project Contact

Name Steve Novak
Phone 814-678-7025 | Email

Asst. Construction Executive

Name Dax Nulph

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $11,356,889.90

Percentage Complete: 72%

Prime Contractor: Mekis Construction Corp. of Fenelton, PA

Detour Information

Half-width construction is being used, so traffic on the southbound bridge is restricted to one lane throughout the 2018 construction. There is also an 11-foot width restriction on northbound traffic.

Nighttime closures will be required at times during construction when concrete is poured for the bridge deck. Detour times and routes will be announced in advance.