HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, the eastbound and westbound right-hand lanes of the State Street Bridge, also known as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge, will be closed as part of a project to renovate the bridge's drainage system.
Vehicular traffic capability will be reduced to one lane in each direction intermittently until the project completion date in mid-October of 2016. Foot traffic will be maintained across the bridge at all times during construction, with minor detours as necessary during the project.
The scope of the project is to repair and restore existing drains in the State Street Bridge deck and reconnect them to the existing storm water system. The Department of General Services is citing infrastructure preservation and traffic safety as the prime reasons the work on the bridge needs to be done.
According to the department, the drainage and piping system of the State Street Bridge are the original hardware and have not been renovated since the bridge was built over 85 years ago. During that time, the drains have become clogged and need to be repaired to prevent water damage and leaks and potential unsafe driving conditions from water not draining properly off the deck of the bridge.
MEDIA CONTACT: Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services