10:38 AM PDT, June 30, 2011
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today a temporary traffic signal at the PA 611 bridge over Fry's Run will be activated on July 12, not on July 5 as previously planned.
The signal will allow one lane of northbound or southbound traffic to flow at a time over a temporary single-lane bridge that was installed to maintain traffic during a project to replace the structurally deficient PA 611 bridge over Fry's Run in Williams Township, Northampton County.
Also, Royal Manor Road is closed between PA 611 and Raubsville Road until the completion of the bridge project. The Royal Manor Road north posted detour routes traffic on PA 611 and Raubsville Road. The Royal Manor Road south posted detour routes traffic over Raubsville Road, Kieffer Street, Young Street and PA 611.
While PA 611 will remain open during construction, there may be times when additional traffic pattern changes or restrictions occur and updates will be provided whenever these are scheduled.
The new PA 611 bridge will be a 32 feet wide, 59 feet long, single-span concrete box beam bridge. It will replace the existing 32 feet wide, 66 feet long, two-span concrete encased steel I-beam bridge. Work began April 4 and is expected to be complete in November.
The existing bridge was constructed in 1921. It has an average daily traffic of 5,320 vehicles.
J.D. Eckman, Inc, of Atglen, Pa. is the general contractor on the $3,384,676 project.
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