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Mercer County bridge open after month-long replacement project

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JEFFERSON TWP., Mercer Co., Pa. -

People who have been taking a detour around Lamor Road in central Mercer County can go back to their old route now.

Construction of a new bridge on Lamor Road (Route 3020) in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, is complete and the road is open to traffic, according to PennDOT.

The bridge, which spans Lackawannock Creek, was constructed as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

That portion of Lamor Road had been closed since construction began in the first week of July.

Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Mercer County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.

This bridge is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project which is a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners which will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years.

PennDOT says the approach will allow replacement of the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing the impact on motorists.  

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