A revised work schedule has been set for the rehabilitation of the South Franklin Street Bridge that carries Route 8 over Oil Creek in the City of Titusville.
The bridge is scheduled to close for rehabilitation work next week, and traffic detours will begin at that time.
Prior to the closure, roadway repairs will be made to the posted car detour, East Bloss Street, South Drake Street, Bank Street, Brown Street and Water Street. The roadway patching, which is weather dependent, will start on Thursday, April 12, 2018
The anticipated closure date for the bridge is April 13, 2018, weather permitting.
During the closure, separate car and truck detours will be posted. The posted truck detour will use Route 227 and Route 27.
The steel arch bridge, which is classed as structurally deficient, is located on Route 8 (South Franklin Street) between the intersection of Route 8 with East Bloss/West Bloss Street and the intersection with Saint Johns Street in Titusville.
Work will involve replacing the concrete bridge deck, concrete barrier walls, concrete sidewalks and painting the structural steel on the bridge, and other miscellaneous construction as required.
The bridge was built in 1940 and is currently listed as structurally deficient. The bridge is used by about 5,100 vehicles a day, on average.
The contractor is Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, PA. The contract cost is $1,334,000, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.
The project is scheduled to be completed by August 23, 2018.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.