Monroe Co - US-209 Marshalls Creek Bypass Project
The US 209 Marshalls Creek Bypass project is close to completion. Work is winding down and is expected to be complete by the end of this summer.
Current work includes intersection improvements at Business Route 209 and Seven Bridge Road in Smithfield Township. This intersection work will require Seven Bridge Road to be closed and detoured from 6 a.m. on June 17 to 6 a.m. on June 21. This four day closure of Seven Bridge Road between Jay Park Road and Business Route 209 is necessary for the safety of the motoring public and construction workers. Local access will be maintained between the US 209 roundabout and Jay Park Road.
Crews from Leeward Construction, Inc., the general contractor on the $18.2 million third and final stage of the Bypass project, will perform roadway tie-in work at the intersection.
The US 209 Marshalls Creek Bypass in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield townships opened to traffic in June 2012 and carries the US Route 209 designation (the old portion of US 209 between the roundabout and the Village of Marshalls Creek is now designated as State Route 1019/Seven Bridge Road, and the old portion of US 209 between Business Route 209 and the northern end of the Bypass is now designated as Business Route 209).
Final portions of work on the Bypass project entail reconstructing the intersection of Business Route 209 with Seven Bridge Road, rehabilitating the Business Route 209 Bridge over Marshalls Creek in the Village, and paving Business Route 209 between the Village and northern end of the Bypass. Motorists may experience lane restrictions on Seven Bridge Road and Business Route 209 from now through the end of the project, and are encouraged to use caution traveling through the area.
Stage 3 improvements already completed included relocating US 209 as a two lane highway around the Village along with intersection improvements on several secondary roads in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield townships.
Stage 1 construction included improvements at several intersections (Route 209 and Buttermilk Falls Road, Buttermilk Falls Road and River Road, and Route 209 and River Road) along the existing Route 209 corridor along with improvements to Oak Grove Drive and circulatory roads in the White Birch Estates. The $14.2 million Stage 1 project was completed in 2007.
Stage 2 construction included a 400-plus-space Park-and-Ride Lot on Route 209 located at the intersection with Mt. Nebo Road/Oak Grove Drive; a relocated section of Oak Grove Drive - which included construction of a new bridge carrying the relocated roadway over Pond Creek; a new signalized intersection of realigned Oak Grove and Mt. Nebo Road at Route 209; and various improvements to the storm water management system along Route 209 north of Marshalls Creek. The $6.3 million Stage 2 project was completed in 2009.
For more information, please visit the project website, www.marshallscreektrafficrelief.com<http://www.marshallscreektrafficrelief.com>.