North Boundary Road will close for 2 days

Temporary bridges will be in place for project

May 15, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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A two-year project to replace this bridge carrying Interstate 79 over North Boundary Road in Cranberry Township will begin in a few weeks.

CRANBERRY TWP — A major bridge replacement project will force the closure of a township road for two days next month.

According to information from PennDOT, a project to replace two bridges carrying Interstate 79 over North Boundary Road near mile marker 80 will begin this summer.

Temporary bridges will be put in place to allow for two lanes of traffic to continue to travel in both directions during the closure and replacement of the existing bridges.

To allow crews to install that temporary bridge, North Boundary Road will be closed from Route 19 to Marshall Road over the weekend of June 1. The closure is weather permitting.

During the closure, the detour to the eastern portion of North Boundary Road, including the township water park, will be in place via Marshall and Rowan roads.

The $14.6 million project was bid earlier this year, with Golden Triangle Construction of Imperial handling the work.

In addition to the temporary bridges, the project includes approach work, drainage, guide rail, lighting and other miscellaneous construction.

According to PennDOT, the design calls for the southbound structure to be replaced this season, with a shutdown over the winter.

Work on the northbound structure will begin during the 2020 construction season.

The scheduled two-year project has an estimated May 21, 2021, completion date, according to PennDOT documents.

Currently, there are temporary traffic modifications in place, with single lane closures during nighttime hours.

These restrictions are in place until Monday, according to PennDOT information.

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J.W.  Johnson Jr.

J.W. Johnson Jr.

J.W. Johnson Jr. is the bureau chief of the Cranberry Eagle. Johnson is a native of Bellaire, Ohio, and graduated from Bellaire High School in 2004. He is a 2009 graduate of Ohio University in Athens with a bachelor of specialized studies degree in English and journalism. While there, he served as a reporter and editor at The Post, the university’s student-run, independent newspaper. In 2009, he was hired as a reporter for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling, W.Va. Over the course of eight years, he also served as Marshall County bureau chief, city editor and news editor. He also won two first place West Virginia Press Association Awards for his reporting and design work. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Carnegie.