Portion of Jacoby Road in Harmar to close for 4 months
Motorists who travel through Harmar near the Indiana Township line should expect delays the next four months while a portion of Jacoby Road is closed for bridge work.
Specifically, Little Deer Creek Bridge No. 5 was scheduled to close at 6 a.m. July 17 for reconstruction, the Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced.
Work is expected to cost $1.1 million.
The bridge crosses over the Little Deer Creek stream on Jacoby Road between Rosedale Road and Ecker Lane.
Three months of bridge construction will be followed by lane restrictions while crews wrap up work.
Work will be done from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, but the road will be required to be shut down throughout the majority of the project.
A posted detour will follow Nixon Road to Hite Road, to Route 28 and Route 910, and then to Rich Hill Road.
Drivers are asked to use caution in the work areas.
South Park-based Carmen Paliotta Contracting will be replacing the bridge and doing other work that includes bituminous paving, drainage, guide rails and signs.
Last year, Jacoby Road closed for four weeks while crews installed a new stormwater culvert.
Work cost $198,000.
The current project was originally scheduled for earlier this year but was put off to accommodate trout season.
State law prohibits contractors from doing any work in a stream during trout season.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .