MT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP—A bridge replacement near the Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery will constrict traffic patterns throughout the 2018-2019 construction season, stated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Safety Press Officer Mike Taluto.

According to a PennDOT release, “The proposed project consists of an existing single span, Non-Composite P/S Concrete Adjacent box beam bridge being replaced with a Single Span, Composite P/S Concrete Spread Box Beam Bridge over the West Branch Lackawaxen River.”

Additional work includes, “... replacement of an existing Concrete U-Channel and Concrete Box Culvert for driveway, bridge approach roadway full depth bituminous paving, excavation, drainage, guiderail, landscaping, signing, pavement markings, temporary traffic control & temporary traffic signals, temporary concrete barrier, E & S Control measures, bridge removal, culvert removal, concrete repair, temporary excavation support & protection and other miscellaneous construction for a total length of 485 ft., (0.092 mi.).”

Contracted through Fabor Inc. of Jessup, Pennsylvania, the project's total cost is $1.5 million.

Traffic signals have been installed along the roadway to direct motor vehicles in the temporary traffic pattern in use while the repairs are completed.

Taluto stated workers will attend one side of the bridge at a time, allowing for single-lane traffic to pass during the replacement.