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$1.5M bridge project begins today on Route 191

By , - Last modified: March 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Bi-State Construction Inc. of Easton is scheduled to begin work today on a $1.58 million project to replace two bridges over Pennsylvania Route 191 in Washington Township, Northampton County.

The stretch of road has an average daily traffic volume of more than 5,500 vehicles, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

During the project, the road will remain open to all traffic except trucks, but the road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic. The detour for trucks uses Routes 512 and 33.

The existing bridge is a concrete box culvert which was built in 1932. It is 23 feet long and six feet wide.

The new bridge also will be a concrete box culvert; however, it will be 51 feet long and 12 feet wide.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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