Penn Township negotiating with turnpike commission in advance of bridge removal

Penn Township commissioners will vote this week on drafting an agreement with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as the Harvison Road bridge will be demolished in preparation for a $30 million widening project of the toll road.

Township secretary, manager and director of finance Mary Perez said the commission determined it is “not economically feasible” to replace the bridge.

The turnpike commission will remove the bridge as part of a project to widen a 10-mile section of the turnpike between Irwin and Monroeville, from four to six lanes.