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Project to Replace East State Street Bridge in Hermitage, Mercer County, to Start Next Month


Work to replace a bridge on East State Street (Route 3008) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County, is expected to get underway April 1, 2019, weather permitting.

When construction at the bridge starts, the two eastbound lanes of East State Street will be closed in the area immediately west of the intersection with Wick Avenue, and eastbound traffic will be diverted onto one of the westbound lanes.

Work involves replacement of a 15-foot-long, structurally deficient bridge on East State Street over a branch of Pine Run. It will be replaced with a reinforced-concrete box culvert.

Traffic is expected to be limited to one lane in each direction using the westbound lanes from April 1 to June 14, 2019.

At that time, the westbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be diverted the eastbound lanes, again using one lane for each direction through August 7, 2019.

The dates in the schedule are weather dependent and subject to change.

The work is part of an ongoing project to improve nearly two miles of East State Street from the intersection with Route 18 in the City of Hermitage to Forker Boulevard (Route 3021) in the City of Sharon.

Work also includes upgrading drainage, traffic signals, and curb ramps along with milling and paving.

The project is scheduled to be completed by early fall 2019.

The contractor is Kirlia Contractors, Inc., of Brookfield, Ohio. The contract cost is $4,019,600, which is to be paid with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds. This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

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