The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the start date for a project to replace the PA 191 Bridge over a cement conveyer belt in Nazareth Borough, Northampton County has been rescheduled for March 26. The project was originally scheduled to begin March 17, but the contractor adjusted the schedule.

The project involves replacing the existing structurally deficient single-span adjacent box-beam bridge with a single-span concrete arch bridge.

During construction, PA 191 will be closed and detoured from PA 248 to South Street. The posted car detour will use PA 248/Easton Road/Bath Pike, Gracedale Avenue, Seip Avenue, Spring Street and Mauch Chunk Street. The posted truck detour will use PA 248/Easton-Nazareth Highway and PA 33. The posted pedestrian detour will use PA 248/Easton Road, South Main Street and South Street.

The project is scheduled to be complete in September. All schedules are subject to change.

Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, Pa. is the general contractor on the $1,103,000 project.

The PA 191 Bridge was originally constructed in 1901. It is 39 feet long and 58 feet wide. The new bridge will be 20 feet long and 46 feet wide. This section of PA 191 has an average daily traffic volume of 17,526 vehicles.