PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane closure on the Rochester-Monaca Bridge, which carries Route 18 over the Ohio River, in Rochester and Monaca boroughs, Beaver County will begin on Monday, June 3 weather permitting.

The right-hand turning lane from the Rochester-Monaca Bridge to Pleasant Street in Rochester Borough will close to traffic beginning Monday, June 3 at 7 a.m. and remain closed around-the-clock until the anticipated closure of the bridge to allow crews to conduct dam replacement work. Traffic will still be able to turn right onto Pleasant Street from the through-lane while the bridge is open.

This $6.69 million project includes bridge preservation work on the Rochester-Monaca Bridge between Atlantic Avenue in Monaca Borough and Pleasant Street in Rochester Borough. Preservation work includes expansion joint replacement, zone painting, concrete deck overlay, downspout repair and replacement, steel and concrete repairs, as well as sidewalk, deck, barrier, and fence repairs, pavement marking upgrades, and other miscellaneous construction activities. Motorists will see a full 67-day closure and detour of the bridge via the Monaca-East Rochester Bridge between June and August 2024. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. This project is expected to be completed in late 2024. 

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