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TRENTON, N.J.
- The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is set to begin repairs to the bridge on Ewingville Road in Ewing Township where the road crosses the Shabakunk Creek.

Work will begin January 5, 2008, and County DOT workers will soon install signs informing drivers that Ewingville Road will be closed to through traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project. The detour route will take drivers around the bridge using Route 31 and North Olden Avenue, and can be viewed by visiting the Ewing Township website at www.ewingtwp.net.

Officially known as Bridge #442.1 on County Route 636, the structure is located approximately 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Route 31 and Ewingville Road.

The existing structure is a single 30-foot-long bridge constructed in 1931. The structure is rated “structurally deficient” and has a sufficiency rating of 26.5 out of 100. The present load capacity is 10 tons gross weight.

The new bridge will be a prestressed concrete beam bridge carrying two 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two 10-foot-wide shoulders and two 6-foot-wide sidewalks. The project is anticipated to take 150 days to complete.

Green Construction, Inc. was successful low bidder at $643,456. The contract was awarded on October 10, 2008.

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