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PennDOT bridge replacement will detour traffic in Mt. Pleasant Township

Jeff Himler
| Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
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Traffic will detour around a section of Brinkerton Road in Mt. Pleasant Township while crews replace a bridge spanning Brinker Run.

Construction is scheduled to begin the first week of October, with completion expected by early November, weather permitting. Motorists will be directed along a detour following Mt. Pleasant, Hecla and Stone Church Hill roads and Route 819.

The project will allow PennDOT to remove the span from its list of structurally deficient bridges in Westmoreland County.

The bridge is one of 558 in Pennsylvania that are being replaced through the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, who are charged with financing, designing, replacing and maintaining the bridges for 25 years.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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