Currently the project is in stage 1 and 2 construction which is the reconstruction of the existing shoulders and median to accommodate future traffic stages. Contractor is performing tree clearing, E&S control installation, preliminary drainage, and excavation. Contractor is also building temporary access roads to access the new Beaver River Bridge foundations.
There will be intermittent lane closures on the mainline turnpike and SR-0018 for construction activities during these stages.
Replacement of Bridge No. WB-208, a single span thru-girder railroad structure carrying Norfolk Southern Railroad over the Pennsylvania Turnpike with a 2-span thru-girder structure; to construct PP 12.58 Eastbound, a post and plank retaining wall; and to construct two railroad roadbeds and associated drainage features.
This project provided for the replacement of four (4) spans of the existing WB-206 structure over the Turnpike (The Homewood Viaduct) with (3) spans. The existing spans consist of one concrete T-beam span, one steel girder span, one concrete slab span and one concrete box beam span. The project also includes installation of a sanitary sewer and water lines, and realigning approximately 1,650 ft of Foxwood Road (T-655).