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Work coming soon to Ann Street bridge; road closure will be part of far-reaching project

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Posted 2/27/20

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that crews will close a section of Ann Street between Harrisburg Pike and Airport Drive to begin a project to rehabilitate the bridge …

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Work coming soon to Ann Street bridge; road closure will be part of far-reaching project

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that crews will close a section of Ann Street between Harrisburg Pike and Airport Drive to begin a project to rehabilitate the bridge over the Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, and Middletown & Hummelstown railroad lines.

Closures start Monday, March 16, and last for about 30 days.

The existing two-span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge was built in 1996.

This portion of Ann Street serves as the truck route for Route 441 through Middletown and averages more than 6,500 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route, according to PennDOT.

Pedestrians will be directed around the closure by way of Wood Street, Nissley Street and Route 230 (West Main Street).

The $531,403 contract was awarded in September to Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer, and includes installing approach slabs for the structure over the railroad lines; replacing the damaged parapet; cleaning bridge joints; repairing the concrete deck; removing debris from the bridge deck and placing a 3/8-inch epoxy overlay; updating the traffic signal; replacing the existing structure-mounted fencing with standard anti-climb fencing; drainage improvements; curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act; sidewalk repairs; and new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

Once the bulk of the bridge work is done and the detour is lifted after about 30 days, work will continue at the intersection of Ann Street and Route 230. Travel lanes will be open on Route 230 and Ann Street between 6 and 8:30 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6 p.m. During working hours, motorists might encounter periodic short-term single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone between Harrisburg Pike and Union Street.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of May.