Winfield awards $63K contact to replace Keasey Road
The Keasey Road bridge replacement project in Winfield is set to go.
Supervisors on Thursday night awarded a $63,000 contract to Simmonds Construction of Saxonburg to replace the small span over a tributary of Little Buffalo Creek.
Money to rebuild the bridge will come from the township's Marcellus shale impact fees.
The project will take less than two months, but a road closure of three weeks is anticipated.
Officials said a detour will be established, probably via Jones Road and Holl Road.
Winfield, however, is waiting to hear from Jason Davidek, South Butler School District transportation director, as to which detour route would be least disruptive to school bus service.
The target date to finish the project is Oct. 31.
The new, 95-foot culvert pipe will be made of aluminum and the bridge deck will be repaved. The bridge was considered “significantly deteriorated” when it was inspected last year.
In another bridge replacement, the Center Avenue bridge over Little Buffalo Creek has its first phase completed.
Public works employees have removed old stones, dirt and asphalt.
The bridge is functional now, but was closed for three days recently because of a washout hole near the bridge.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- NK grocery store robbed
- Gunfire plagues New Kensington
- September ranks with driest ever in Western Pa.
- Leechburg Area’s anti-bullying effort shows youngsters how to be BRAVE
- Stop nets 3 men on gun, drug charges in New Kensington
- Arnold man charged after 20-mile chase
- Westminster Place in Oakmont redesigned to make residents feel at home
- Pair accused of stealing bronze vases at Greenwood Memorial Park
- Stable neighborhood key to flipping houses
- Freeport Area nears decision on high school security
- Rock Airport closes temporarily