PennDOT Announces Virtual View of Plans for Pont Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Elk Creek Township, Erie County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to view an online posting of plans for a bridge rehabilitation project that carries Pont Road (Route 3017) over Temple Creek in Elk Creek Township , in Erie County.

The bridge is located on Pont Road approximately 0.2 mile from the intersection with West Road near the Crawford county line.

The project will include the removal of the existing asphalt pavement and concrete barriers from the structure, the placement of a new concrete deck and barriers, the application of a waterproof membrane and the placement of a new asphalt surface. Work will also include new road approaches and guide rail updates.

Work is expected to take place during the 2022 construction season.

A detour will be required during construction and is expected to be in place for approximately two months. The proposed 7.1 mile detour route will be posted using Route 6N, Crossingville Road (Route 4011) and Route 98.

The existing adjacent box girder bridge was constructed in 1983. About 500 vehicles per day use the bridge on average. The bridge is rated in fair condition.

The Pont Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project Plans Display, which will be held online only, includes a document, digital plans and an online feedback form. It will be open until March 21, 2022 and can be accessed by visiting the PennDOT District 1 website,

Persons unable to access information online may provide feedback by contacting PennDOT Project Manager, Eric J. Kellogg, PE, at [email protected], or 814-678-7079.

The purpose of posting the plans is to present the project and to receive comments from the public regarding any questions or concerns regarding the project. This is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the potential effect of the project on cultural resources in accordance with the Historic Preservation Advisory Council’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Project documents will be made available in other languages ​​or formats upon request. If you require translation/interpretation services or have special needs or concerns that require individual attention, contact Eric J. Kellogg, PE, PennDOT Project Manager, at [email protected], or at 814-678-7079.

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