Project to Replace the Route 19 Bridge in Waterford Township, Erie County to Begin Soon

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Project to Replace the Route 19 Bridge in Waterford Township, Erie County to Begin Soon

From PennDot Press Release

Work will begin soon to replace a 90-year-old bridge that carries Route 19 over Trout Run Waterford Township, Erie County.

Work on the bridge, which is located between Cottage Drive and Washington Circle/LeBeouf Drive, is expected to start May 18, 2020, weather permitting.

The project will require a detour, which will be posted using Route 97, Route 6, and Flatt Road (Route 2003). It is expected to be in place for three months.

A handicap-accessible pedestrian shuttle will be offered daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The free transport will take riders from Washington Circle to Cottage Drive as needed.

Contact information for the shuttle will be posted at the stops. The new bridge is expected to be opened by late August 2020.

The existing bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1999. It is classified as poor condition. Approximately 3,800 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.

The contractor is Clearwater Construction of Mercer, PA. The contract cost is $1,465,000, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

The project will require a detour, which will be posted using Route 97, Route 6, and Flatt Road (Route 2003). It is expected to be in place for three months.