The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors received notice on August 21, 2014 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that work to repair the McElhattan Bridge will start Monday, August 15, 2014 and will feature a two month detour. The State owned bridge spans the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, on McElhattan Drive (SR 1005). Repairing the bridge will keep it in service for years to come and allow PennDOT to remove it from Clinton County’s structurally deficient list.
Since the work requires closing the bridge, a two-month detour will be in place. The detour uses Route 150 and Route 220. The closure and detour will be in effect until October 25, 2014.
Originally built in 1971, the bridge is 1,224 feet long and carries an average of more than 3,700 vehicles each day. Work will include replacement of the bridge dams, deck repairs and sub-structure repairs.
The contractor for this $1.5 million project is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs and obey posted speed limits.
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