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Thursday, October 6, 2011

PennDOT opens bids for new Route 487 bridge at Lopez In Sullivan County

PennDOT opens bids for new Route 487 bridge at Lopez

PennDOT opened bids today for the emergency contract to replace the flood-damaged Route 487 Bridge at Lopez in Sullivan County.

The unofficial low bid of $1,794,066 was submitted by G. A. & F. C. Wagman, Inc.

PennDOT anticipates awarding the contract shortly, with construction starting early next week.

The Route 487 Bridge over Loyalsock Creek was damaged beyond repair during flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in late August.

PennDOT initiated a long-term detour, which was signed and in effect within one week of the bridge collapse.

PennDOT developed an emergency contract to remove the existing 79-year old bridge. (Work completed)

PennDOT developed an emergency contract to build a permanent replacement on the existing alignment.

Bids for the construction contract were opened today, with the notice-to-proceed anticipated on Oct. 7.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by mid-Dec. 2011, just 10 weeks after the start of construction.

Under normal circumstances, a bridge project on this magnitude takes 18 to 24 months to develop and construct.

The signed emergency detour uses Routes 118, 42, 220 and 87.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

In just 10 weeks. Usually takes 19-24 months. Talk about money hungry greed.