Traffic Update: Temporary traffic signals will be in use at the Route 20 (Ridge Road) bridge in Girard Township, Erie County starting Tuesday, October 8. The signals are expected to be in place until Friday, October 11, as workers place barriers along the bridge.
Work on the Route 20 bridge over Elk Creek started on October 15, 2018 and involves replacing the existing steel beams, the concrete deck and parapet.
The bridge on Route 20 (Ridge Road) is located about one quarter of a mile west of the intersection with Rice Avenue (Route 18) in Girard.
The project will also include construction of new roadway approaches and updated guiderails.
The existing bridge, which is classified as poor condition, was built in 1952. The deck was rehabilitated in 1979. The bridge is used by approximately 8,100 vehicles a day, on average.