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Steel beam delivery to affect Trafford traffic

| Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 3:05 p.m.
(c) 2012 Lillian DeDomenic
Steel beams for the Trafford Bridge construction arrived at the site via truck on Monday, October 29. Lillian DeDomenic | For the Penn Trafford Star

Drivers in Trafford should give themselves some extra time to get through town for the next week because of the delivery of beams for the new Trafford Veterans Memorial Bridge.

State Department of Transportation officials say weekday traffic might become congested as trucks follow the detour from Forbes Road onto Route 130 to deliver the beams to the construction site near Brinton Avenue.

Those deliveries were scheduled to begin Oct. 29 but were delayed by a couple of days because of weather conditions related to Superstorm Sandy, Trafford Mayor Rey Peduzzi said.

Trafford police and flaggers will control traffic at the intersection of Forbes Road and Route 130.

State officials did not identify delivery times, but Peduzzi said borough officials anticipated the deliveries would happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“It's not going to affect the morning rush hour,” Peduzzi said.

Construction on the bridge started in April and is expected to end in late 2013.

Barring weather delays this winter, the $10.7-million project by Mosites Construction should be on schedule, transportation spokeswoman Valerie Petersen said.

“As of right now, it seems to be moving right along,” she said.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400 or cforeman@tribweb.com.

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