MILFORD, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has awarded a contract to construct a new 500-ton salt-storage barn for the agency’s Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge.
The project is expected to be carried out on an expedited construction schedule so the new storage structure can be put into service in time for the upcoming 2017-18 winter storm season.
The work will include demolition of the bridge facility’s current 35-year-old salt shed, which has been determined to be structurally unsound, operationally inefficient and poorly lit. The project also will involve site preparation, paving, electrical work, moisture protection, and painting.
The new facility is projected to be more than three times the size of the current salt shed, providing better lighting both inside and outside, and allowing for improved access by Commission maintenance personnel and salt-supply vendors.
The contract was awarded to Bracy Construction Inc. of Allentown, PA. for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,244,000. The contract was approved at the Commission’s monthly meeting in New Hope, PA. on Monday, Sept. 25.