Berks Co - Bertolet Mill Road Bridge Replacement
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced work will begin Dec. 3 to replace the structurally deficient Bertolet Mill Road Bridge over Pine Creek in Pike Township, Berks County.
Crews will be replacing the existing two-span, concrete beam bridge with a new single-span, concrete box beam bridge.
Starting Dec. 3, Bertolet Mill Road will be closed and detoured between Hoch and Lobachsville roads. The posted detour will route traffic on PA 73, Oysterdale and Lobachsville roads. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and use caution when traveling through the area.
The project is expected to be complete in June 2013. All schedules are weather dependent.
Lobar Site Development Corporation of Dillsburg, Pa. is the general contractor on the $1,043,873 project.
The Bertolet Mill Road Bridge was constructed in 1916. The Bridge is 65 feet long, 21 feet wide and is currently posted with an 11 ton weight restriction. The new Bridge will be 65 feet six inches long, 29 feet 10 inches wide and will have no weight restriction.
This section of Bertolet Mill Road has an average daily traffic volume of 588 vehicles.