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Northampton Co - Two Bridge Replacement Projects on Rt 191

Published On: Mar 24 2014 02:46:14 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 07 2014 03:06:45 PM CDT

Work is expected to begin April 1 to replace the PA 191 Bridge over Waltz Creek and the PA 191 Bridge over an unnamed tributary to Waltz Creek in Washington Township, Northampton County.

During construction PA 191 will remain open to all traffic except trucks, and the road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic being controlled by temporary traffic signals. The posted detour for truck traffic will utilize PA 512 and PA 33.

The project is scheduled to be complete in December 2015. All schedules are subject to change.

Bi-State Construction, Inc. of Easton, Pa. is the general contractor on the $1.58 million project.

The PA 191 Bridge over Waltz Creek is a steel I-beam bridge constructed in 1932. It is 33 feet long and 32 feet wide. The new bridge will be a 40 feet long and 43 feet four inch wide concrete box beam bridge.

The PA 191 Bridge over an unnamed tributary to Waltz Creek is a concrete box culvert constructed in 1932. It is 23 feet long and 6 feet wide. The new structure will be a 51 feet long and 12 feet wide concrete box culvert.

This section of PA 191 has an average daily traffic volume of 5,528 vehicles.