Opening of Harmar’s Jacoby Road delayed until next year
Wintry weather has further postponed the reopening of Harmar’s Jacoby Road, officials said Thursday.
The road has been closed since July as part of a $1.1 million bridge replacement project.
The section of road between Rosedale Road and Ecker Lane was supposed to reopen sometime this month, but the county’s Department of Public Works said it has been delayed until May of next year because certain work can’t be completed in temperatures below 40 degrees. Construction will be halted until April 1.
Carmen Paliotta Contracting Inc. is doing the work, which includes replacing a bridge that crosses over Little Deer Creek, making drainage improvements, installing guardrails and signs, paving and painting lines.
The bridge’s average daily traffic is 500 vehicles.
This isn’t the first time the project has been delayed. It was originally scheduled to start in April, but work was postponed until July to accommodate trout season. It was delayed again in October because unforeseen problems required contractors to order more materials, officials said.
Traffic will continue to be detoured using Nixon Road, Hite Road, Route 28, Route 910 and Rich Hill Road.