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Wayne Ave. bridge in Chambersburg to close for several months

August 01, 2012
  • Work was under way Wednesday on the Wayne Avenue bridge in Chambersurg, Pa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a $1.8 million project scheduled to begin in earnest Aug. 13, 2012. Motorists will be detoured around the project near Nitterhouse Concrete.
By Bill Kohler, Tri-State Editor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A heavily traveled bridge in Chambersburg will be closed for several months starting Aug. 13.

The Pa. 316 (Wayne Avenue) bridge near Nitterhouse Concrete will be rehabilitated under a $1.86 million Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract, according to a PennDOT news release.

The bridge will be closed until February 2013, the news release stated.

Traffic will be detoured using U.S. 11 and Orchard Drive at first, then the detour will use Garfield and Fourth streets.

The two-lane section of Pa. 316 averages 7,576 vehicles per day, the news release stated.

Deblin Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pa., will replace the existing bridge’s superstructure and bearings as well as do drainage work. The contractor will repave the area approaching the bridge and install new curbs, sidewalks and guide rails.

Finishing touches will continue through May 2013.

“The existing three-span steel girder bridge that carries Route 316 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad facilities was built in 1934. It is showing signs of significant deterioration and is classified as structurally deficient,” the news release stated.

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