Friday, April 26, 2019

Work Scheduled to Begin Monday on Route 924 Bridge Project

PennDOT has announced a project to replace the Route 924 Bridge near Gilberton will begin next week.


According to Ronald Young, the PennDOT District 5 Press Officer, work on the bridge is expected to begin on Monday.

Young said a contract has been awarded to HRI. Inc. of State College for the replacement of the existing 5 span, 4 lane structure of the current Route 924 bridge at a cost of $11,615,655..

The PA 924 “Maizeville” Bridge in Gilberton Borough traverses the Mahanoy Creek, Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad, and State Route 4030 (Main Street).

Work also includes concrete mountable median reconstruction, and approximately 900 feet of milling and paving on both roadway approaches.

For the majority of the time, one lane will remain open in each direction during construction (there may be limited times when only one direction at a time will be able to go through with flaggers
controlling traffic, and there will be short stoppages of traffic when they remove beams or place the new beams).
Work is scheduled begin this spring but a specific date has not been set. The project is anticipated to be complete in May 2021.

The "Maizeville" bridge was built in 1963, and the bridge’s overall condition is rated as poor (indicating that the bridge has deterioration to one or more of its major components). There is structural deterioration to the deck, superstructure and substructure. It is inspected on a 24-month cycle and was last inspected in October.

The average daily traffic volume on the bridge is 15,413 vehicles.

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