|Motorists on PA 611 now have a safer ride as a result of a project to repair a failing slope wall along the roadway in Williams Township, Northampton County. The slope wall was damaged from heavy rains last fall, and continued to deteriorate through this spring. |
Two sections of the slope wall on PA 611 have been repaired, one just north and another just south of Raubsville Road. The slope wall provides lateral support for PA 611 adjacent to the Delaware Canal.
The project included excavation work to repair two sections of slope wall (a concrete section north of Raubsville Road and an earth/stone section south of Raubsville Road), milling and paving, line painting and other miscellaneous construction. This section of PA 611 has an average daily traffic volume of 4,825 vehicles.
For the safety of motorists and to allow construction equipment access on this narrow stretch of road, PA 611 was closed and detoured to through traffic between PA 212 and Raubsville Road during the work on the earth/stone section. The closure was put in effect April 16, and the restriction was lifted April 20, allowing through traffic on PA 611.
Also, the weekday daylight lane restrictions on PA 611 just north of Raubsville Road have been lifted since the repairs to the concrete section of slope wall were completed last evening.
The restrictions on PA 611 were expected to last weeks, but the contractor worked extra hours with additional manpower to complete the work in ten days.
The general contractor on the $196,739 project is J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa.
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