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Middletown Transcript
  • Reedy Point Bridge down to one lane as repairs resume

  • One lane of traffic on the Reedy Point Bridge will be closed starting Tuesday, as work resumes on the 46-year-old span that carries Del. Route 9 over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal between Port Penn and Delaware City.
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  • One lane of traffic on the Reedy Point Bridge will be closed starting Tuesday, as work resumes on the 46-year-old span that carries Del. Route 9 over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal between Port Penn and Delaware City.
    The lane closure will continue until an ongoing $10-million repair project is complete sometime this summer, according to Richard Pearsall, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the bridge.
    Traffic flow over the span will be regulated with temporary traffic signals.
    Originally a $7-million project slated for completion last year, the work has included concrete and steel repairs to welds, other deteriorated steel members and the metal that connects the approach to the main span, as well as the removal of lead paint and the application of new corrosion protection.
    Corcon Construction of Lowellville, Ohio, will be conducting additional steel repairs, sandblasting and painting this spring and summer, following a temporary halt to the project over the winter.
    The last major repairs to the bridge were made in 1999 when $888,000 was spent on miscellaneous steel repairs, which followed $2.5 million worth of anchor and deck span repairs in 1995, according to DelDOT.

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