Washington Twp., Northampton Co. – Five Points Richmond Rd. closed between Rt. 611 & Richmond Rd., March 18 – Oct. for bridge replacement

Northampton (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)Coplay

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced work will begin Monday, March 18, to replace the structurally deficient Five Points Richmond Road bridge over Oughoughton Creek in Washington Township, Northampton County.

The contractor will replace the existing steel I-beam bridge with a spread box beam bridge.

Starting March 18, Five Points Richmond Road will be closed and detoured between PA 611 and Richmond Road. The posted detour will route traffic on PA 611 and PA 512. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and use caution when traveling through the area.

The project is expected to be complete in October 2013. All schedules are weather dependent.

Baseline Contracting, Inc. of Coplay, Pa. is the general contractor on the $865,360 project.

The Five Points Richmond Road Bridge was constructed in 1949. The Bridge is 25 feet long and 25 feet wide. The new Bridge will be 40 feet long and 29 feet wide. Five Points Richmond Road has an average daily traffic volume of 1,049 vehicles.

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