Pickering Corts And Summerson

Rehabilitation and Redecking of SR 0247 over the Lackawanna River

Client: FAHS Construction
Location: Lackawanna County, PA
Type/Size: 127′, 2-Span Structure, Design-Build
Owner: PennDOT, Engineering District 4-0
Services: Design-Build Partnerships

PCS provided Design Services for the Rehabilitation and Redecking of SR 0247 over the Lackawanna River in Blakely Borough, Lackawanna County, PA for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 4-0.

This project utilized PennDOT’s design/build methodology which is the Department’s bridge initiative developed to drastically reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges. The design/build project method allows PennDOT to quickly advance bridge projects into the construction phase once they complete the conceptual designs. The design/build team consisted of a prime design consultant and a prime contractor that work together to construct the project.

PCS partnered with FAHS Construction, of Binghamton, New York, for this project, which called for the redecking and rehabilitation of the 127′, 2-span structure.

PCS performed an in-depth inspection, load rating analysis, and prepared the preliminary and final plans for Highway, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT), Traffic Signals, and Structures. Our scope of work also included a topographic survey of the site, an existing beam survey before and after deck removal, and the determination of deck elevations for installation of SIP formwork.

The project rehabilitation included concrete substructure repairs, reconstruction of concrete diaphragms, bolted steel beam plate repairs, painting of existing structural steel, installation of shear studs, and a new reinforced concrete bridge deck and sidewalks with PA 10M bridge barrier. All work was completed in two stages while maintaining one lane of two-way traffic controlled with temporary traffic signals.