Gibbons announces Second Street Bridge plans

Press Release from State Representative Jaret Gibbons

ELLWOOD CITY, June 14 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will display plans to replace the Second Street Bridge over the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad for public review next week.

“This bridge lies on one of the main throughways through Ellwood City and it’s vital that it’s kept in good shape,” Gibbons said. “Though traffic can still cross, the Second Avenue Bridge has been closed to pedestrian traffic. I look forward to seeing work start and the people of Ellwood City once again have full uninhibited access across the bridge.”

The plans can be viewed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Ellwood City Municipal Building, 525 Lawrence Ave., from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 28. There is no formal presentation or meeting scheduled during these times.

The work will extend from Crescent Avenue to Pittsburgh Circle and will involve the removal of the existing bridge, construction of a new bridge with pedestrian sidewalks on each side and the installation of new roadway lighting. The project letting is slated for this winter.

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3 comments on “Gibbons announces Second Street Bridge plans

  1. Matty Orchard on said:

    Thank goodness something is finally going to be done (or hopefully done) to this overpass. It is dilapidated and closed for pedestrian traffic. This is a state road and needs the work! Do away with the overpass all together and fabricate a simple railroad crossing/intersection.

  2. Jim Blandine on said:

    I lived in Ellwood from birth until I moved away in the early 70s. I came back frequently while my mother was alive, but quit coming back after she and other members died. I will love drive thru Ellwood, just to drive over and walk over the new bridge. How great for Ellwood.

  3. Jan G on said:

    We like to walk and it will be great to have the sidewalk again, it is dangerous to walk on the road. That bridge is such an eyesore and it is a main route through Ellwood.
    Can’t wait.

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