PennDOT Announces Virtual Plans Display for Bridge Replacement Project

The bridge is located on SR 3006 (Milwaukee Road) over Gardner Creek located approximately 0.5 mile east of SR 3001 (Newton Ransom Blvd.).

The existing structure is a steel I-beam, open grate steel deck bridge that will be replaced with a single span prestressed concrete spread box beam with a composite concrete deck on integral abutments.  The purpose of this project is to address the structural deficiency of the existing bridge due to its age and condition and provide continued safe and efficient access on SR 3006 over Gardner Creek.  The project will include replacement of the structure with roadway reconstruction and guide rail upgrades at each end of the structure.

The bridge is expected to be closed during the summer of 2023 for construction.  A 4.5 mile detour will be posted using SR 3006 (Milwaukee Road), SR 3001 (Newton Ransom Blvd.) and SR 3009 (Milwaukee Road).

The existing steel I-beam, open grate steel deck bridge was built in 1951 and is posted with a 34 ton weight limit.  Approximately 255 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.

The virtual plans display includes digital picture boards and an online comment form.  It can be accessed by visiting the PennDOT District 4 website,, clicking on Public Meetings under District Links, clicking on Lackawanna County and choosing tile mark SR 3006 Over Gardner Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Newton Township in Lackawanna County.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the comment period will be held online. It will be open from October 4th to October 18th, 2021. Those unable to access the study online may give feedback by contacting PennDOT ASSISTANT LIAISON ENGINEER AMY M. LOLLI,  at  or (570) 614-2958.