SHA Says Work Nearing End On Rt. 140 Bridge In Emmitsburg

The pouring of concrete for the new bridge deck scheduled for Friday.



Emmitsburg, Md (KM) Work is expected to be completed soon on a bridge replacement project in Frederick County.

The State Highway Administration says the replacement of the Route 140 bridge over Flat Run in Emmitsburg will enter a new phase this week. Spokesman Charlie Gischlar says the contractor, Milani Construction LLC of Washington DC, will pour concrete for the new bridge deck–or travel surface–beginning on Friday, July 12th. . “Motorists can expect a single lane closure on that bridge during the concrete deck pour beginning at 8:00 PM Friday until 5:00 AM Saturday morning,”: he says.

Gischlar says the project, which is located in the town limits of Emmitsburg, began in 2016. “It was one of the ones identified back in 2015 by Governor Hogan that was  deficient,” he says. “So we immediately went ahead and replaced that bridge.”

He says the project was scheduled to be completed by 2018. “We’re a little behind on it. We had some drainage issues in the onset of the project. But it should be done in a couple of weeks, really. Probably in early August, the benefits to the drivers will start to be there on that new section of the bridge,” says Gischlar.

“The newer bridge is going to have wider lanes, and some bike lanes up there. So it’s going to be great for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists as well,” Gischlar says.

The bridge replacement project cost $4.3-million.

SHA says about 5,000 motorists use that stretch of Route 140 each day. That area of Route 140 in Emmitsburg is known as Main Street East.


By Kevin McManus