PennDOT offers options on Route 366 bridge construction
PennDOT is moving forward with plans to replace the structurally deficient Route 366 bridge over Route 56 in New Kensington.
A public meeting to display plans for the project is set for 3 p.m., Sept. 3 at New Kensington City Hall.
“The plans will show some alternatives in different ways of construction,” said PennDOT spokeswoman Valerie Petersen. “They look for public input on the plan they created.”
The project is estimated to cost about $4.7 million, although contract bids have not been sought.
Construction would not begin until next year, Petersen said.
Work will be done on one side of the bridge at a time in order to maintain one-lane, two-way traffic on the bridge, Petersen said. There could be short-term detours.
About 15,000 vehicles travel that portion of Route 366 on an average day.
The 56-year-old span is on PennDOT's list of structurally deficient bridges. Its rating of 70.3 out of 100 makes it eligible for funding.
New Kensington City Clerk Dennis Scarpiniti said the project will benefit the city.
“We're looking forward to it,” he said. “We only have two local bridges — the viaduct and Ninth Street — and they're relatively new. And now we're going to have this new infrastructure.
“I think it's great for the City of New Kensington.”
Jodi Weigand is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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