Northampton Co - Main St Bridge Project in Bangor
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced work will begin Wednesday, Dec. 27, to replace the structurally deficient PA 512/Main Street Bridge over the Brush Meadow Creek in Bangor Borough, Northampton County.
The contractor will replace the existing concrete T-beam bridge with a cast-in-place reinforced concrete, rigid frame bridge.
Starting Dec. 27, PA 512 will be closed and detoured at the intersection with High Street and Erdman Street. The posted detour will route traffic on Main Street, Ridge Road, Johnsonville Road, and PA 512. There will also a truck detour. The truck detour will utilize PA 191, PA 611, and PA 512. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and use caution when traveling through the area.
The project is expected to be complete in August 2013. All schedules are weather dependent.
Grace Industries, Inc. of Bath, Pa. is the general contractor on the $1,060,360 project.
The PA 512 Bridge was constructed in 1922. The Bridge is 29 feet long and 34 feet wide. The new Bridge will be 61 feet long and 26 feet wide. PA 512 has an average daily traffic volume of 8,790 vehicles.