Monday, July 5, 2010

PennDOT to Revamp 31st Street Bridge

The Route 28 on-ramp to the 31st Street Bridge will close for almost a month beginning Tuesday. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Struzzi says crews will remove the old bridge pier and construct a new one to accommodate the widening of Route 28.

Struzzi says the traffic signals at Route 28 and the bridge will be adjusted. “We will see some improved traffic flow on Route 28 through that intersection."

He says the main portion of the bridge will remain open, so people coming across the river from Lawrenceville will be able to get ashore via River Avenue. He says PennDOT will arrange for detours to the 16th Street and 40th Street Bridges. The closure is set to end by August 5. The overall $22 million Route 28 widening project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2012.

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