Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that on Monday, March 16, crews will close a section of Ann Street between Harrisburg Pike and Airport Drive in Middletown Borough and begin a project to rehabilitate the bridge over the Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, and Middletown & Hummelstown railroad lines. The existing two-span prestressed concrete spread box beam bridge was built in 1996.
This portion of Ann Street serves as the truck route for Route 441 through Middletown and averages more than 6,500 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
PennDOT advises travelers that starting on March 16 crews will implement a 30-day detour using Harrisburg Pike and Airport Drive. Pedestrians will be directed around the closure by way of Wood Street, Nissley Street, and Route 230 (West Main Street).
The $531,403 contract was awarded on September 20, 2019 to Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer Borough, and includes installing approach slabs for the structure over the railroad lines, replacing the damaged parapet, cleaning bridge joints, repairing the concrete deck, scarifying the bridge deck and placing a 3/8-inch epoxy overlay, updating the traffic signal, replacing the existing structure-mounted fencing with standard anti-climb fencing, drainage improvements, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, sidewalk repairs, and new guiderail, signs, and pavement markings.
Once the detour is lifted, the contractor will not restrict travel lanes on Route 230 or Ann Street between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM and between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. During working hours, motorists may encounter periodic short-term single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone between Harrisburg Pike and South Union Street.
Work under this construction contract is expected to be completed by the end of May 2020.
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Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8