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Bicycle Road bridge reopens to traffic

January 3, 2019

The Route 4019 (Bicycle Road) bridge, which spans Route 30 in Quemahoning Township, reopened to traffic Wednesday. The bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

Motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete overlay is applied to the deck, according to the department. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects. The overlay is designed to protect the deck from Pennsylvania’s harsh winters and reduce long-term maintenance costs.

The polyester material can only be applied when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, dry weather is forecast and after the bridge concrete has cured for at least 30 days.

The bridge is one of 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners. Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Walsh Construction II.

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