Bridge Replacement Work Starts Today

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JAMESTOWN – Roadwork in Jamestown’s Brooklyn Square continues Monday with the closure of the Harrison Street Bridge over the Chadakoin River.

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The bridge was open early Monday morning as road crews started work on the project.

The Chautauqua County’s Department of Public Works says that the bridge replacement will last approximately five months with a plan to re-open the bridge in November 2019.

Harrison Street between Foote Avenue and Main Street will be closed to thru traffic during construction and a detour will be posted utilizing Foote, Main, Second and Fourth Streets.

A separate truck detour will be posted as well due to the low clearances on the railroad viaduct on Foote and Main Streets.

Funding for the bridge replacement work is paid for by a combination of Federal, State, and Local funds, with over 95 percent of the cost being paid for by Federal and State funds.

A portion of Foote Avenue by Jamestown High School will be later closed for work on the railroad overpass.

Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad officials said starting next Monday, Foote Avenue from Harrison to Crane Streets will be closed for around six weeks.

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