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Boston Bridge work meeting scheduled

| Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010

A public meeting on a $17.3 million project to fix Boston Bridge in Versailles and Elizabeth Township will be held Tuesday, according to PennDOT.

PennDOT officials and contractors will provide details about the project and how it will affect motorists. The meeting will run from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Boston Spectrum Banquet Facility, 6001 E. Smithfield St., Elizabeth Township.

The project will begin Sept. 13. Two lanes will remain open on the bridge during peak periods, from 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m., but the span will close to northbound motorists from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through early December. Intermittent traffic stoppages and lane closures may occur.

The 1,182-foot-long bridge, built in 1931, carries more than 17,000 vehicles a day over the Youghiogheny River, CSX railroad tracks, a trail and two local roads.

The project should be completed by late next year, PennDOT said.

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