PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the Rochester-Monaca Bridge, which carries Route 18 over the Ohio River, in Rochester and Monaca boroughs, Beaver County will begin Tuesday, June 11 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately noon on Tuesday, the Rochester-Monaca Bridge will close to all vehicular traffic continuously through Tuesday, August 20, 2024. Crews will conduct expansion dam joint replacements, zone painting, concrete deck overlay, steel, concrete, sidewalk, barrier and fence repair work, and other miscellaneous construction activities. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

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 toward 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
  • Follow the roundabout to Brighton Avenue toward South Route 65/Route 51
  • Take the ramp to southbound Route 65
  • Continue to the left-hand 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

Additionally, lane closures will occur at the intersection of 17th Street (Route 51) and Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 4044) on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow crews to conduct line painting and signal work in advance of the Rochester-Monaca Bridge closure. The restrictions could be lifted earlier if work is completed sooner.

Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure.

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. This project is expected to be completed in late 2024. 

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