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Travel Advisory

August 28, 2013

New Weight Restrictions Coming to 39 State Bridges in Region

Dunmore—Thirty nine state-owned bridges in PennDOT District 4’s six-county region will be posted with new or lowered weight restrictions to slow the rate of deterioration of those bridges and ensure safety.
Those structures are among about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide that PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch authorized for new or added weight restrictions on Thursday.
The restrictions will also apply on 48 county and locally owned bridges in the District 4 area of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

PennDOT is taking this step because legislative inaction on transportation funding left uncertain the department’s ability to repair or replace these bridges. The lower weight limits will help extend the service life of these deteriorating bridges.

The following is a list of state-owned bridges in the six-county region that will be posted in coming weeks, along with the new weight restrictions. The list includes combination loads, primarily tractor trailers, which have higher weight limits because of the difference in how their weight is distributed:

Lackawanna County
• Route 347 over Kennedy Creek in Scott Township, 28 tons, or 34 tons for combination loads.
• Route 524 over Kennedy Creek in North Abington Township, 26 tons, or 36 combination loads.
• Route 690 over Van Brunt Creek in Moscow Borough, 28 tons, or 38 tons for combination loads.
Luzerne County
• Route 115 over Shades Creek in Bear Creek Township, 35 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 309 over Bow Creek in Wright Township, 28 tons, or 35 tons combination loads.
• Route 437 tributary to Creasy Creek Dennison Township, 28 tons, or 34 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2035 (Suscon Road) in Bear Creek Township, 33 tons, or 40 tons for combinations loads.
• Route 3019 (Stockton Road) over Hazle Creek in Hazle Township, 35 tons, or 40 tons for combinations loads.
Pike County
• Route 390 over Outlet Fairview in Lake in Palmyra, Township, 22 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 402 over Shohola Creek in Blooming Grove Township, 34 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2006 (Log Tavern Road)over Dwartfill Creeek in Dingman Township 15 tons, or 26 tons for combination loads.
• Route 4003 (Welcome Lake Road) over Masthope Creek in Lackawaxen Township, 33 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
Susquehanna County
• Route 267 Middle Branch Wyalusing in First Lake Township, 32 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 267 Stone Street Creek in Forest Lake Township, 24 tons, or 34 tons for combination loads.
• Route 367 Branch Tuscarora Creek in Auburn Township, 29 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 706 Pettis Creek in Bridgewater Township. 31 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 848 over Branch Butler Creek in Gibson Township, 27 tons or 36 tons for combination loads.
• Route 1010 (Harmony Road) over Lewis Creek in Oakland Township, 32 tons or 40 combination loads.
• Route 1011(Stevens Point Road) over Hemlock Creek in Harmony Township, 34 tons or 40 tons combination loads.
• Route 1018(Franklin Road) over Snake Creek in Franklin Township, 35 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 1033 (Susquehanna Ave) over tributary Susquehanna River in Great Bend Township, 28 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2008 (Airport Road) over Dundaff Creek in Clifford Township, 33 tons or 39 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2012 (Tinker Brook) in Clifford Township, 25 tons or 34 tons for combination loads.
• Route 3029 (Ridge Road) over Forest Lake Creek in Forest Lake Creek, 8 tons or 12 tons for combination loads.
• Route 3037 over East Bridge Wyalusing Creek in Rush Township 10 tons or 10 tons for combination loads.
• Route 4002 (Murphy Corners Road) over Rhiney Creek in Silver Lake Township, 36 tons or 39 tons for combination loads.
Wayne County
• Route 191 over Big Brook Creek in Oregon Township, 35 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 191 over Little Equinunk Creek in Damascus Township, 34 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 296 over Van Aucken Creek in Waymart Borough, 23 tons or 29 tons for combination loads.
• Route 371 over North Branch Calkins Creek in Damascus Township, 25 tons or 35 for combination loads.
• Route 371 over Beaver Dam Creek in Damascus Township, 28 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 1004 (Haise Road) over Calkins Creek in Damascus Township, 24 tons or 28 tons for combination loads.
• Route 1023 (Pine Mill Road/ Rifle Range Road) over South Branch Equinunk Creek in Manchester Township, 34 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 1023 (Pine Mill Road/Rifle Range Road) over South Branch Equinunk Creek in Manchester Township, 36 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2007 (Tryon Street) over Holbert Creek in Berlin Township, 21 tons or 27 tons for combination loads.
• Route 4014(Winterdale Road) over Ball Creeks in Scott Township, 16 tons or 21 tons for combination loads.
• Route 4033 (Old Salem Pike) over Shehawken Creek in Buckingham Township, 20 tons or 24 tons for combination loads.
Wyoming County
• Route 92 over Monroe Creek in Nicholson Township, 26 tons or 36 tons for combination loads.
• Route 2007(Keelersberg Road) over Penny Creek in Eaton Township, 35 tons or 40 tons for combination loads.

PennDOT will begin posting new weight limits on these bridges as soon as Aug. 29. Notifications to school-bus operators, emergency-service providers and other local officials will begin today. Posting on local bridges will take place at a later date after PennDOT discusses these changes with local bridge owners.

To view the bridges with new or lowered weight restrictions or to learn more about bridge weight restrictions and PennDOT’ s bridge-inspection program, visit the PennDOT homepage at www.dot.state.pa.us and click on “Bridge Information.”
Media contact: James May, 570-963-4044
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Source:PENNDOT Engineering District 4-0
55 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512
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