Scarnati Announces Bridge Replacement Project Approved for Jefferson County
August 16, 2013
Jefferson County- The
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has approved the
replacement of the bridge carrying Route 949 over Clear Creek in Heath
Township, Jefferson County, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
Funding has been secured for the replacement of the bridge, which was damaged from the severe flooding on June 27
and has been closed since then. The bridge, built in 1950, carries
approximately 275 vehicles per day, predominantly into Clear Creek State
massive flooding and damage caused by storms earlier this summer has
had a serious impact on our region,” Scarnati stated. “As we continue
to recover it is important that our infrastructure is restored as
quickly as possible. I’m pleased that later this year construction of
this Jefferson County bridge will likely begin, reinstating a safe and
dependable route into Clear Creek State Park.”
bridge project is estimated to cost between $1 million and $3 million.
Preliminary engineering has begun on the plan and it is anticipated
that a construction contract will be in place and work will begin before
the end of this year. The new bridge is estimated to be completed prior
to the July Fourth holiday 2014. More information will become
available once the next phase of bridge design is complete.
explained that investing in Pennsylvania’s transportation
infrastructure, and ensuring that other local bridges and roadways are
safe and reliable remains a top issue on the Senate’s fall legislative
continue to work with my colleagues in Harrisburg to address
transportation funding for our Commonwealth and consider transportation
funding to be a priority when the General Assembly returns to voting
session in September,” Scarnati said.