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June 5, 2013

Ellwood City bridge replacement planned

NEW CASTLE — The Second Avenue Bridge in Ellwood City is going to be replaced.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in the process of completing final design of the new span over the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad.

PennDOT has scheduled a public review of the design prior to advertising for bids this winter.

People can view the plans and designs between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 17 through 28 at the Ellwood City municipal building.

There will be no formal presentation, according to a letter PennDOT sent to the Lawrence County commissioners last week.

The commissioners presented the information at their public meeting Tuesday.

The bridge is in the final design phase. Work will involve removal of the existing bridge, including the approach and retaining walls.

A new two-lane bridge will be built on the same alignment, but the retaining walls will be replaced with earth embankment. Pedestrian sidewalks will be included on both sides, along with new lighting.

The work will extend from Crescent Avenue to Pittsburgh Circle. A detour for cars, walkers and bicycles will follow Crescent Avenue to Fifth Street. Portions of Circle Way also will be closed during construction.

A separate detour will be posted for trucks.

Ellwood borough offices

receive new numbers

A new phone system has been installed at Ellwood City’s municipal building.

Each department can be reached directly at the following numbers. All numbers are in area code 724:

Borough manager — 758-2098

Borough secretary — 758-7777

Accounts receivable/payable — 758-2748

Street/electric department — 758-2797

Administrative assistant — 758-5578

Utility billing office — 758-5576 or 758-5577

Zoning/code enforcement officer — 824-7625

Police department (non-emergency) — 758-9935

Mayor’s office — 824-7629

Police chief/mayor secretary — 824-7635.

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