Big changes are coming to Adams Township—and it will have an effect on area commuters.
On Monday, PennDOT begins replacing the two-lane bridge over the CSX/B&O Railroad with a new five-lane edifice. According to PennDOT, the current bridge, which was built in 1961, is structurally deficient.
It carries about 16,122 vehicles per day on it, PennDOT said.
The $12.64 million project includes the replacement of the two-lane structure carrying Route 228 over the CSX/B&O Railroad with a two-span, continuous, composite steel multi-girder, five-lane structure.
There also will be improvements at the intersection of Route 228 and Mars-Valencia Road and a culvert extension over Breakneck Creek south of Mars Borough in Adams Township.
Additional work includes sanitary sewer relocation and other miscellaneous construction.
Traffic impacts will include nighttime lane restrictions and alternating traffic when necessary. Varying width restrictions may be in place at times throughout the project.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and minimize distractions while driving through work zones. Pay attention to flaggers and obey the traffic control devices; please drive responsibly in work zones.
Work is expected to be complete by September 2014.