Thursday, February 2, 2017

MCDOT to Begin Bridge Reconstruction and Roadway and Storm Drainage Improvement Projects

MCDOT’s Division of Transportation Engineering Construction will soon begin two projects: 

Replacement of the Pennyfield Lock Road Bridge and roadway and storm drainage improvements at Wapakoneta and Wehawken roads in Glen Echo Heights.

The Pennyfield Lock Road Bridge passes over a tributary of Muddy Branch. The bridge was built in 1930 and is a single concrete slab structure with one-14-foot-wide lane that carries two-way traffic. The replacement bridge will have one 12-foot traffic lane and two two-foot shoulders for a total width of sixteen feet to accommodate two bike lanes on the bridge. The bridge will be aligned west of the existing structure.

The existing bridge will remain open during construction, providing park access.

Follow the project’s progress on Twitter at #PennyfieldBridge.

Along Wapakoneta Road, the lack of a drainage system or roadside ditches affects 22 homes, causing severe residential flooding during rain storms, erosion to roadway shoulders and roadway flooding. In response to resident concerns, MCDOT will install curbs and gutters, a storm drain system and reconstruct the road, followed by pavement resurfacing.  Follow the project’s progress on Twitter at #WapakonetaRd.

Read the press release here.