Harveys Lake bridge closed to traffic starting Monday

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | February 19th, 2016 12:35 pm

By Eileen Godin



HARVEYS LAKE — Bridge construction slated for Feb. 22 will result in detours for traffic on Route 415 in the borough.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Susquehanna Valley Construction Corporation will begin a four-month, $1.1 million bridge replacement project near Grotto Pizza on Route 415 on Monday, said James May, district press officer at PennDOT.

The state-owned bridge was built in 1928, May said.

“The bridge is structurally deficient,” he said. “It (the bridge) has lived past its lifetime.”

A vehicle detour “will be posted along Old Lake Road” and reconnect with Route 415, the PennDOT news release stated. Weather permitting, the goal is to have the bridge completed and reopened by Memorial Day or early June.

The inlet will be closed to boats from a nearby marina to the lake during the two-week bridge demolition starting Monday, May said. After the destruction of the bridge, the inlet will be reopened.

In September, utility crews relocated sewer and gas lines the were under the bridge, according to the news release.

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