Replacement plans for bridge in Polk will be on display

From staff reports

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation next month will have plans on display for its Route 62 bridge-replacement project over Little Sandy Creek in Polk Borough.

The plans will be on display for public view from Jan. 7 to 21 on the Polk Borough office’s exterior bulletin board. Work is expected to take place during the 2021 construction season.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and obtain feedback about the preliminary design plans for the bridge replacement, according to a PennDOT news release.

Plans call for work to be completed in phases that keep the road open with a single lane and traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

The project will also include replacement of the current structure with a single-span, concrete-box beam bridge, as well as improvements to the shoulders, and upgrades to the guide rail and drainage.

The bridge is located on Route 62, between the intersection with Polk Cutoff (Route 3024) and the intersection with Niles Road.

The bridge was built in 1941 and is classified as being in poor condition. It is used by approximately 3,500 vehicles a day.