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April 5, 2014

State to replace bridges in county

NEW CASTLE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has plans to replace several local bridges this construction season.

Some are under way. Others will begin this year and extend into 2015. The projects are:

•The Slippery Rock Creek Bridge on Route 19 in Scott Township. The work, to cost between $1 million and $1.5 million, will continue through late 2014. Traffic will be detoured.

•The Second Street Bridge on Route 65 in Ellwood City. The $6.7 million project will replace the bridge over the B&O and P&LE railroads. Work will begin in the spring and include utility relocations. Structure and road work is scheduled for next March. The project includes approach work, sidewalk and curb improvements, lighting, pavement markings and other construction. Traffic will be detoured. Work will conclude in fall 2015.

•The Route 108 bridge on Mount Jackson Road over Hickory Run in North Beaver Township. Estimated at $1 million, this project will begin in May and conclude in fall 2015. A detour will be in place during construction.

•The Wampum Creek Bridge on Main Street in Wampum. The $1.5 million to $2 million project will begin in June and overall work will conclude in spring 2015. Traffic will be detoured.

•The Heinz Camp Road Bridge over the Slippery Rock Creek in Perry Township. Work began in January on the $1.2 million project, which includes drainage improvements and approach reconstruction. Traffic is detoured through the end of the project, which will be completed this year.

•The Petersburg Road Bridge over Sugar Creek in North Beaver Township. Work began in February. The $1.1 million project involves replacement of two structures, plus road and guide rail upgrades. Traffic will be detoured throughout construction. Work will be completed by late July.

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