January 30, 2017

Hallet Road bridge repairs to begin today

STROUD TWP - – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation hopes to begin repair the Hallet Road Bridge over a tributary to Brodhead Creek in Stroud Township, Monroe County today. The Bridge was closed after receiving significant damage from flood waters produced from heavy rains on February 24, 2016. 

The bridge damage includes a parapet that was knocked down, deterioration to the stone arch, and bulging of two walls.

PennDOT engineers identified and obtained the right-of-way and permits needed to design and construct repairs to the Hallet Road Bridge’s arch and walls, and have instructed their contractor to begin work.

Funds from a bridge preventive maintenance contract are being used to pay for the estimated $700,000 of repairs needed to restore the bridge.

The Hallet Road Bridge is a masonry stone arch structure that was constructed in 1920. It is 16 feet long and 21 feet wide. The average daily traffic volume on Hallet Road in this area is 4,846 vehicles. Prior to the closure, the Hallet Road Bridge was posted with a 15-ton weight restriction. After the repairs are made this 15-ton weight restriction will be removed.

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