Wright Road Bridge over Pigeon Creek Closure
Jan 15, 2020 - Copley, OH
Copley Township, OH – Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, PE, PS would like to alert residents and motorists of the immediate closure of the Wright Road Bridge over Pigeon Creek, located between Jacoby Road and Collier Road, in Copley Township. County inspectors have been evaluating the load limited bridge often to measure deterioration ahead of the planned bridge replacement project to take place in 2020. Rapid deterioration due to repeated use of the bridge by large trucks have necessitated the complete closure of the bridge until it can be replaced. The County would like to thank Bertolini Trucking Company for their cooperation in routing their large trucks around the bridge and to remind other trucking companies to please abide by load limits on bridges and highways.
The County has received grant funding from the County Engineer’s Association Local Bridge Program for the bridge replacement that was originally slated for 2022. Due to the deterioration of the bridge, the County asked for the funding to be moved up to 2020 and that request was approved. Design plans are complete, and the right-of-way is cleared for the project. Currently the project plans are at the Ohio Department of Transportation awaiting approval to move ahead with bidding the project. The County has asked ODOT to expedite the approval. The anticipated construction start date is April/May of 2020.
The detour route will involve Collier Road, State Route 162, and Jacoby Road.