The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) selected McMahon Associates as the prime consultant to provide preliminary and final design engineering services for the full replacement of S.R. 0222, Section 046 over Beaver Creek. The existing 45’single span, concrete T-beam structure was built in 1946. The new structure on S.R. 222 is a 55’single span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge. In keeping with the current SMART Transportation policy, the new bridge width is 40’ curb-to-curb and includes two 12’ lanes and two 8’ shoulders. Due to high ADT and the length of the adequate state route detour, staged construction was utilized. The new structure was constructed in two stages with a temporary traffic signal during stage one. Big Beaver Creek is a Trout Stocking (TSF) and Migratory Fishes (MF) stream (PA Code, Title 25, Chapter 93), and is an approved trout stream as described by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. As such, in-stream construction was prohibited from March 1 - June 15.
Other project tasks included survey, utility coordination, environmental clearance, right-of-way plans, approach roadway improvements, traffic control plans, traffic signal design, and construction consultation. Construction on this $1.85 million bridge was completed in 2017.