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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nov. 5 UPDATE re: Two Route 6 bridges in Bradford County to get major attention

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Nov. 5 UPDATE re: Two Route 6 bridges in Bradford County to get major attention

Nov. 5 update: All work is completed under the project detailed below.

Original Advisory:
Two bridges on Route 6 in Bradford County will be getting some major attention starting this month.
An aging Route 6 bridge over Sugar Creek, about one-quarter of a mile east of Sylvania in Columbia Township will be replaced starting the week of April 16. The existing 50’-long bridge was built in 1940 and is classified as structurally deficient.
In addition to replacement of the existing bridge on the same alignment, work includes reconstruction and pavement overlay of the roadway approaches, drainage improvements, erosion protection and new guiderail.
A temporary bridge and roadway adjacent to and on the north side of the bridge will first be constructed for traffic to use during the construction of the new bridge.
Construction is scheduled to start the week of April 16, with traffic expected to begin using the new bridge by the end of October.
During the week of April 30, construction is scheduled to start on the rehabilitation of the bridge that carries Route 6 over a Branch of Sugar Creek adjacent to the intersection with Peters Road in West Burlington Township. This bridge is 35 feet in length and was built in 1924 and repaired in 2001. It too is classified as structurally deficient.

Rehabilitation work includes the replacement of the bridge superstructure (deck and beams), waterproofing the backs of the abutments, placing foundation drains behind both abutments, curbing and slope erosion protection, an epoxy overlay on the new bridge deck, new guiderail and reconstruction of the roadway approaches.

All work will be done utilizing phased construction. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. A 12’-width restriction is scheduled to start on May 3, and estimated to be lifted on Oct. 10.

All construction is expected to wrap up by early November.

A. L. Blades & Sons, Inc. is the primary contractor for this $2.1 million contract.

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