New Castle News


February 10, 2012

PennDOT outlines local projects

NEW CASTLE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has planned the following projects for the 2012 construction season:


•Jefferson Street, over the Neshannock Creek in New Castle, $2 million replacement. Started in February 2011. To be completed in late June.

•Woodside Avenue Bridge over Squaw Run, Wayne Township, $2 million replacement. Work to begin in December and be completed by mid-October 2013.

•Eastbrook Road (Route 168) over Potter Run, Washington Township, $500,00 to $1 million replacement. Start mid-June, completion by Oct. 31.

•State Street Bridge over the B&O and P&LE railroads and the Mahoning River, $11 million, and the Route 224 Bridge in Edinburg, $5 million over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Mahoning Township, continuing work. The project started a year ago and is to be completed by late April 2013. Traffic is maintained over a temporary bridge.

•East Poland Avenue Bridge over Hickory Run, North Beaver Township, $2.5 million replacement. Under way. Work to be done by July 3.

•Petersburg Road Bridge on Route 351 over Little Beaver Creek, Little Beaver Township, $2 million replacement. Work to start in March and finish in October 2013.

•Six bridges on Route 422 over to Interstate 376, from Washington Street to State Street to Pennsylvania Avenue in New Castle, Union, Taylor and Shenango townships. Part of a $20 million project. Started in November 2010. To be completed by October.

•Enon Valley Road Bridge over the Little Beaver Creek, Route 551 and Enon Road in Little Beaver Township, $3 million replacement. Work to begin March 26. Completion by Oct. 15, 2013.

•Main Street Bridge over stream on Route 551 in North Beaver Township. Culvert replacement at $1 million to $2 million. Work to begin in June. Completion set for October 2013.

•Maitland Lane Bridge over Neshannock Creek at Camp Eastbrook Road in Hickory Township, upgrades totaling $800,000. Work under way. Completion by Aug. 20.

•Huston Road Bridge over the North Fork of LIttle Beaver Creek, Little Beaver Township, deck replacement, $650,000. Work under way. Finish date is Aug. 25.

•Route 108 bridge (Harlansburg Road), Scott Township, $1.9 million replacement. Detour to be posted. Start this month with completion by April 30, 2013.


•Interstate 376, about seven miles from West State Street, Union Township, to Pulaski Road, Neshannock Township, part of $23 million in upgrades including concrete reconstruction, pavement patching, guard rails, drainage work and bridge preservation. Work to begin late March with completion by Aug. 30, 2013.

•About five miles of Route 422/Business 422 to Hoover Road. Nearly $9 million worth of work will begin about one mile west of the Route 422/65 intersection, continuing to about 100 feet past Hoover Road in Shenango Township. The project involves patch and overlay, guide rail and pavement markings, drainage and other improvements. Work to begin April 9 and continue until mid-October.

•Repair of a slide on Turkey Hill Road in Shenango Township, between $500,000 and $1 million. Work began in November and will be completed by mid-October.



•Replacement of Taylor Road Bridge in Hickory Township, federal, state and local dollars at a cost of about $305,000. The structure will be replaced and other improvements made. Work began in December and is to be completed by Dec. 15.

•Wampum Bridge over Hickory Run, North Beaver Township, $2 million replacement. Work to begin around Aug. 21 and completion by October 2013.

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