Originally constructed circa 1922, inspection and analysis of the structure has indicated the bridge must be replaced. The bridge location and architecture require a context sensitive design and coordination with PennDOT for I-376 traffic impacts. It is anticipated that pedestrian and vehicular traffic may be rerouted via a posted detour for the full duration of the work. Preliminary Engineering is currently underway. Final Design is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2013 and Construction is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2015.
PENN AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
Corridor improvements are needed for this high-traffic, multi-neighborhood street. Phase 1 for the project was determined to be from Mathilda Street to Evaline Street. Improvements include upgraded traffic signals and street lighting, new roadway concrete or asphalt, new sidewalks with reconstructed curb lines with bump-outs, special pavement in crosswalks, and streetscape enhancements. Final Design for Phase 1 is complete. Construction for Phase 1 is underway. The design and construction schedule for Phase 2 will be determined at a later stage.
WENZELL AVENUE / CARNAHAN ROAD BRIDGE
This project is the total reconstruction of the Wenzell Avenue roadway and sidewalks from Banksville Avenue to Tole Street, and includes replacement of the Carnahan Road Bridge adjacent to Banksville Road. Reconstruction includes signalization and geometric improvements to the intersection with Banksville Road, lighting upgrades, pedestrian access improvements, and minor realignment of roadway geometry. Preliminary Engineering is complete and Final Design is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2014.