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McLaughlin Run Bridge Opening Soon

The Bridgeville span is tentatively scheduled to re-open Nov. 3.

The McLaughlin Run Bridge is tentatively scheduled to reopen next week after being closed for nearly seven months while crews rebuilt the span.

said the bridge could be ready for traffic by Nov. 3, although that could be delayed depending on the weather.

“We have some weather dependent work to complete, paving, line painting, etc., so that may change,” Struzzi wrote in an e-mail to Chartiers Valley Patch.

so crews could remove the single-lane bridge and replace it with a wider one that can sustain heavier traffic. It originally was supposed to reopen in September, but there were some early delays while crews relocated nearby utilities, Struzzi said.

, which is connected by the bridge. The road is a major connecting point between Bridgeville and neighboring , although no major traffic problems were reported.

Bridgeville borough officials said they are “hopeful” the bridge will reopen on schedule next week.

“We’re excited about it opening,” Bridgeville Borough Manager Lori Collins said. “What we have found, especially in these latter months, are that people have found their way around. There was no heavy traffic on any one road. People found their own way.”

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