July 30, 2018
Construction for the Route 4019 (Bicycle Road) bridge, spanning Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacing the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from the list of bridges in “poor” condition.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of August 13 and be complete in October. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 4028 (East Main Street), Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) and Route 4017 (Horner Church Road).
During the initial closure of Route 4019 (Bicycle Road), US Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) will be closed in both directions near the bridge site for a weekend starting on Friday and ending late Sunday. Signs and variable message boards will be in place to alert drivers of the upcoming detour and guide through the detour route. Drivers will be directed to follow a detour along US Route 219 (Flight 93 Memorial Highway) and Route 281 (Stoystown Road).
US Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) will also be closed for beam erection and pipe installation. Message Boards and signage will alert motorists of the future upcoming closures.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-357 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.