The Parker Street Bridge Replacement is one in a package of four bridge replacements that comprise the Scranton Local Bridge Project. PennDOT, with the support of the City of Scranton, will replace the Parker Street Bridge, built in 1964, which runs over the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna County.
This bridge is currently restricted to one lane due to superstructure deterioration. This bridge replacement will alleviate the weight restriction and return the bridge to two lanes. This project will also include pavement resurfacing along Parker Street from Boulevard Avenue to North Main Avenue and a traffic signal upgrade for the intersection of Parker Street and North Main Ave.
Project Update: 06-19-2020
Fieldwork for the Parker Street Bridge Replacement Project is anticipated to begin Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Susquehanna Civil Engineering, Inc. will be in the vicinity of the Parker Street Bridge to collect “Survey and Mapping” of the bridge, roadway, and river. These activities will support Preliminary Design Activities for this bridge replacement. The survey activities are anticipated to last 1 to 2 weeks.
Project Update: August 2020
As of August 2020, bridge surveying of the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is complete. The purpose of bridge surveying is to gather existing mapping, utility and drainage information to complete preliminary design for each bridge replacement.
The next step for the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is to a develop line and grade, which establishes the route and elevation of the roadway. The line and grade of roadways, along with the utilities constructed within them, will be evaluated to determine potential impacts and/or utility relocations for each bridge.