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$30M Elizabeth Bridge Project Begins in July
By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
March 21, 2017
Posted in: Announcements
Work will include concrete deck and barrier replacement, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, bearing repairs, concrete substructure repairs, full painting and drainage improvements, a PennDOT spokesman said. Five other structures near the bridge also will be rehabilitated.Work is anticipated to last through the spring of 2019. One lane of traffic in each direction on Route 51 over the bridge will be maintained during peak travel hours, PennDOT, though ramp closures may occur during the project.
In all, 65 bridges in Allegheny County — 18 of them deemed “structurally deficient” —- will be repaired or replaced. Additionally, PennDOT said, 123 miles of road will be paved or resurfaced and more than $26 million will be invested in tunnel maintenance and improvements. Approximately 49 projects will be bid this year valued at an estimated $295 million. Other significant projects PennDOT has planned in the Mon-Yough area include:
Lovedale Road Bridge Replacement, Elizabeth Twp.: Work to replace the Lovedale Road Bridge over Wylie Run in Elizabeth Twp. and Lincoln Borough is anticipated to begin in late 2017. Traffic will be detoured while the bridge is replaced on this estimated $1 million to $2 million project.
Glenwood Interchange Phase 3:Work resumed in February on the $17.33 million third phase of improvements at the Glenwood interchange, said PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan. Work this year will include the continuation of Route 837 bridge deck replacement requiring a cross over traffic pattern, various ramp closures, and lane restrictions. Additional improvements include bridge deck replacements on Route 885, lighting upgrades, safety improvements, bridge painting, and minor approach work. The project is anticipated to end in December 2017. General contractor on the $16.9 million project is J. F. Shea Construction, Inc. Crews from Shea will conduct deck replacement work and superstructure replacement on various bridges in the interchange. Additionally, lighting upgrades, safety improvements, painting and minor approach work will occur.
In addition, road paving is planned on several state-owned roads, including:
- Mosside Boulevard (Route 48) from Cambridge Square Drive to Route 22 (William Penn Highway) in Monroeville;
- Jacks Run Road (Route 48) from Lincoln Way (Route 2031) in White Oak to Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in North Versailles Twp.; and
- Electric Avenue (Route 2112) from Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in North Braddock and Chalfant boroughs to Braddock Avenue (Route 2037) in East Pittsburgh boroughs.
Originally published March 21, 2017.
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