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Rochester-Monaca Bridge set to close for 2 months this summer; lane restrictions expected soon

BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — A major Beaver County bridge will close for two months, starting in June.

PennDOT will begin lane restrictions on the Rochester-Monaca Bridge in just a few weeks leading up to the closure.

It’s part of a nearly $10 million project. Crews will be replacing joints, concrete deck overlay, doing steel work and more.

“It could hurt my business just a little bit,” Daniel Harper told Channel 11. He owns a barber shop on Pennsylvania Avenue in Monaca. “It might be backed up quite a bit. I kind of fear that. Then, they have to drive through Monaca, which is a small town.”

The bridge will remain open to bicycles and pedestrians.

Here is the suggested detour when the bridge fully closes:

Northbound Bridge Traffic

·       From the bridge, take Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 4044) eastbound to 17th Street

·       Turn left onto 17th Street/North Route 51

·       Cross the East Monaca-Rochester Bridge

·       Turn left onto North Route 51/Route 65

·       Take the exit ramp on the right for South Route 18/East Route 68/Rochester

·       Continue on Brighton Avenue

·       Follow the roundabout to Rhode Island Avenue/South Route 18

·       Follow Rhode Island Avenue to the Rochester-Monaca Bridge

·       End Detour

Southbound Bridge Traffic

·       From the bridge, take Rhode Island Avenue to the Rochester roundabout

·       Turn right onto Brighton Avenue toward South Route 65/Route 51

·       Take the ramp to southbound Route 65

·       Continue to the off-ramp for South Route 51

·       Turn right onto the East Monaca-Rochester Bridge

·       Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue

·       Continue westbound to 9th Street

·       End Detour

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