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Lehigh Co - Schantz Rd Bridge Project

Published On: Mar 26 2014 03:50:23 PM CDT
Updated On: May 07 2014 03:05:23 PM CDT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a project to replace the Schantz Road Bridge over Breinig Run in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County is scheduled to begin April 7.
 
The project involves replacing the structurally deficient bridge, reconstructing a portion of Schantz Road by removing an S-curve (near Adams Road) and realigning it with a straight section of roadway, installing new drainage facilities and guiderail, new line paint and other miscellaneous construction. 
 
During construction Schantz Road will be closed and detoured between Adams and Twin Pond roads. The posted detour will use PA 100 and US 222. 
 
The project is scheduled to be complete in July 2015. All schedules are subject to change.
 
Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pa. is the general contractor on the $1,652,914 project.
 
The Schantz Road Bridge is a concrete encased steel I-beam bridge that was originally constructed in 1928. It is 11 feet long and 27 feet wide. The new bridge will be a nine feet long and 32 feet wide concrete box culvert. This section of Schantz Road has an average daily traffic volume of 8,373 vehicles.