|PennDOT District 11 is announcing the Route 48 Boston Bridge in the Borough of Versailles and Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, will be open to single lane alternating use traffic on Saturday, Nov. 19. No restrictions will occur on Sunday, Nov. 20. |
Single lane alternating use traffic will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Crews will be painting, installing sidewalk and completing other minor activities on the bridge.
Daylight lane closures with alternating traffic will continue next week, Nov. 21-23. Single lane alternating use traffic will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. No full closures are scheduled next week.
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The $17.3 million project will rehabilitate the two lane eight-span steel truss Route 48 Boston Bridge in the Borough of Versailles and Elizabeth Township. Improvements include replacing the concrete filled steel grid deck, sidewalk and steel stringers, reinforcing steel floor beams, new PA barriers, rehabilitation of existing pedestrian railing, replacing existing expansion dams, replacement or retrofitting bearings, crack repair/re-pointing of stone piers, repair of spall and delaminated concrete on abutments and pedestal foundations, and repainting the entire structure. The overall project completion date is late December 2011.
The 1,182 foot-long Boston Bridge carries Route 48 over the Youghiogheny River, CSX Railroad tracks, a trail and two local roadways. The bridge was built in 1931 and is currently rated structurally deficient. Approximately 17,121 vehicles use the bridge on an average day.