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Gay St. Bridge update

For the first time since last summer (at least that I have seen) there is news regarding the plan to replace the Gay Street Bridge. In today's Phoenix, the latest estimates have the bridge slated to come down beginning in August. The project is going to take 2 years to complete so, at the earliest, we're looking at late '09 before its finished.

A couple of highlights from the article

"Total project costs are currently estimated at $13 million. The Federal government will cover 80% of the cost. The remaining 20% will be paid by the state."

"Official detour routes, and truck routes, have been mapped around the Borough using state-owned roads, as PennDOT requires. PennDOT and Borough officials are working on traffic patterns through the Borough. PennDOT is also in contact with Phoenixville Hospital regarding emergency routes."

"Recognizing the volume of traffic that will be placed on the Main Street Bridge through the construction period, consideration is being given to a temporary traffic light on High Street at South Main, and to retiming the light at Main and Bridge Streets to accommodate left hand turns from Main eastbound onto Bridge Street in the morning rush hour, to move traffic along more efficiently."

Source: The Phoenix.

Comments

Jim said…
Hi,

I'd like to chat with you about Phxville for a column I write in a local Business to Business mag. You can reach me via email at jvjannotti[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks.
Anonymous said…
to see pictures of the bridge comming down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbJIuxoY_C0

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