Bridge project pre-construction work begins today |

Bridge project pre-construction work begins today

The Veterans Memorial Bridge building project will start today in Beaver County with pre-construction work, PennDOT said.

Officials will close the right lane of Route 18/65 southbound in Rochester Township, near YMCA Drive, about 9 a.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane until the $37.5 million project is finished in 2014.

The 600-foot-long bridge will cross the Beaver River between Route 51 in Bridgewater and Route 18/65 in Rochester Township. The span will feature three lanes for traffic and a 10-foot-wide sidewalk with alcoves and decorative lighting.

Four Norfolk Southern Railway tracks will be relocated in the project.

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