Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bridges to Close Monday for Upcoming Rehabilitation Projects

Rehabilitation projects will close two bridges starting Monday in Schuylkill County.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced Friday work will began on Monday, February 12 to rehabilitate the Port Carbon St Clair Highway Bridge over Mill Creek in East Norwegian Township and Mount Laffee Road Bridge over West Branch Schuylkill River in Norwegian Township.

Beginning Monday, Port Carbon St Clair Highway will be closed and detoured between Mill Street and Industrial Park Road. The detour will utilize Russell Street, PA 61, and US 209. The bidge is estimated to be completed in June.

Also on Monday, Mount Laffee Road will be closed and detoured between Valley Road and New Street. The detour will utilize Valley Road, PA 901, US 209, and PA 61. The bridge is estimated to be completed in July.

Work on the bridges includes replacing the deck on the Port Carbon St Clair Highway Bridge and replacing the deck and beams on the Mount Laffee Road Bridge.

The Port Carbon St Clair Highway Bridge is a single-span adjacent box beam bridge originally constructed in 1964. It is 77 feet long and 52 feet wide.

This section of Port Carbon St Clair Highway has an average daily traffic volume of 8,505 vehicles.

The Mount Laffee Road Bridge is a single-span adjacent box beam bridge originally constructed in 1962. It is 49 feet long and 43 feet wide. This section of Mount Laffee Road has an average daily traffic volume of 3,532 vehicles.

Rylind Construction Company, Inc. of Lewisberry, PA, is the general contractor on the $899,695 project.