Construction Project to Replace Bridge Superstructure on Route 11/15 in Marysville
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), on Monday, April 10, will establish a new traffic pattern for the bridge that carries Route 11/15 over West Main Street in the Borough of Marysville in Perry County. The bridge is located just south of Route 850 and carries a daily traffic volume of nearly 19,000 vehicles.
There are currently three lanes of traffic on the bridge – a southbound lane, and two northbound lanes (with the left lane designated for left turns onto westbound Route 850). In order to conduct the construction work to replace the superstructure of the bridge and still maintain traffic, the project will be done in three stages.
First, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction and shifted to the east for the initial stage. This will allow construction crews to demolish and rebuild the bridge on the west side of the structure.
Second, in Stage 2, traffic will be shifted to the west side of the bridge while the east side is rebuilt.
Third, in Stage 3, traffic will be shifted back to the east side of the bridge while the new sidewalk on the west side of the bridge is built.
There are plans to close West Main Street which passes underneath the bridge. The closure is necessary so that the contractor can access the bridge and for the safety of motorists and pedestrians who would be passing underneath the construction work. This closure will last for about two months and a signed detour will direct motorists around the closure. PennDOT will announce the closure before it starts.