|Indiana – PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that the Freeport Bridge and Freeport Bridge Ramps Project on SR 356 in Freeport Borough will begin next week.|
The three and one-half year project will include major rehabilitation of the Freeport Bridge on SR 356 over the Allegheny River including a new deck, member replacements, and painting. Also included is a realignment of the ramps and construction of a new bridge over Buffalo Creek in a new alignment to replace the existing Laneville Bridge. Intersection changes and realignments will occur at Buffalo Street, 2nd Street, and SR 128.
The $62,950,821 project was awarded to Brayman Construction of Saxonburg and is located in Westmoreland, Allegheny, Armstrong, and Butler counties. The notice to proceed was issued to Brayman Construction on August 4, 2010. Brayman has been installing field offices, marking wetlands and archeological sites, and removing the runaway truck ramp signs.
Beginning Monday, August 23, 2010, the project work will become more evident as additional equipment is mobilized then work zone signs will be placed within a week or two. Clearing and grubbing work will begin as well as installation of erosion and sedimentation controls. The project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2013.
For additional information and maps of the project area, visit the website at
Motorists are reminded to be aware of changing conditions and to slow down and minimize distractions in the work zone. Congestion and delays are possible in the project area.
For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, access PennDOT District 10’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us/district10.