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Next phase of repair work to begin on heavily traveled Route 611 bridge in Poconos

POCONO TWP., Pa. - PennDOT is set to begin the next phase of a project to repair a heavily traveled bridge on Route 611 in the Poconos.

Work will begin on Thursday, July 24 in the area of the Route 611 bridge over Pocono Creek in Pocono Township. More than 19,000 vehicles travel this stretch each day, PennDOT said.

Northbound traffic will be detoured between Rimrock Drive/Bartonsville Avenue and Bartonsville Avenue. The detour will utilize Bartonsville Avenue. Local access will be maintained and southbound traffic will not be affected.

This bridge project is scheduled to be completed this September. All schedules are subject to change, PennDOT officials said.

The project involves repairing the beams and replacing the bridge deck.

Leeward Construction, Inc. of Honesdale, is the general contractor on the $2.5 million project.

The PA 611 Bridge was originally constructed in 1957. It is 136 feet long and 52 feet wide and is currently posted with a weight restriction of 17 tons, 22 for combinations. After construction, the bridge will not be weight restricted. This section of PA 611 has an average daily traffic volume of 19,380 vehicles.

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