Work will begin later this month to rehabilitate the 95-year-old bridge that carries Route 58 over Faherty Run in Greene Township, Mercer County.
The bridge is located on Route 58 (Liberty Street) near the intersection with Shine Road.
The project will include removal and reconstruction of the top portion of the bridge. The bridge will receive a new concrete deck with a waterproofing membrane, new concrete box beams and roadway approaches, and updated guiderail. The existing stone abutments will receive a new concrete facing.
The work is expected to start June 24, 2019, weather permitting, and should be completed by September 20, 2019.
The project will require a detour, which is expected to be in place until September 13, 2019. The detour will be posted using Route 322 and Route 18.
The existing bridge was built in 1924 and widened in 1957. It is classified as poor condition. Approximately 3,500 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.
The contractor is Horizon Construction Group, Inc. of Sandy Lake, PA. The contract cost is $364,400, which is to be paid entirely with 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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