Detour will be lifted once bridge re-opens
ST. MARYS –Weather permitting, PennDOT will re-open a bridge today on Route 1008, West Creek Road, in Elk County. Crews have been working since mid-July to repair the bridge, which spans West Creek, just west of the Elk/Cameron county line.
Repairing the bridge removes it from Elk County’s list of structurally deficient bridges and keeps it in service for years to come. The bridge carries an average of 150 vehicles per day. The project is finishing about 10 days ahead of schedule and slightly under the anticipated cost of $264,000.
In order to make the repairs, the road near the bridge was closed and detours had been in place. Once the bridge is re-opened, the detours will be lifted.
R.L. Johnson Construction Co. of Kittanning was the contractor on this job. Work included removal and replacement of the current deck surface, beam repair, guide rail updates and slope and embankment improvements.
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