PennDOT: Route 318 bridge project starts in Mercer County on Monday

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MERCER COUNTY, Pa. (WKBN) – PennDOT announced that construction to rehabilitate a Mercer County bridge will start on Monday. 

The bridge carries Route 318 (Middlesex Mercer Road) over Little Neshannock Creek. It is between Orchard Road in Lackawannock Township and Flat Road (Route 3039) and Rocky Springs Road in East Lackawannock Township.

PennDOT said the steel I-beam bridge was built in 1956 and is considered in poor condition.

According to a press release, the project will replace beams, deck and parapets. PennDOT said there will also be new roadway approaches and guiderail upgrades. 

The project is expected to continue through July 19. 

The detour for trucks is Route 19, Interstate 80 and Route 376. The detour for cars is Route 62 and Neshannock Road.

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