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Project Overview

​​The Parker Street Bridge Replacement is one in a package of four bridge replacements that comprise the Scranton Local Bridge Project. PennDOT, with the support of the City of Scranton, will replace the Parker Street Bridge, built in 1964, which runs over the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna County.

This bridge is currently restricted to one lane due to superstructure deterioration. This bridge replacement will alleviate the weight restriction and return the bridge to two lanes. This project will also include pavement resurfacing along Parker Street from Boulevard Avenue to North Main Avenue and a traffic signal upgrade for the intersection of Parker Street and North Main Ave.

Project Update: 06-19-2020
Fieldwork for the Parker Street Bridge Replacement Project is anticipated to begin Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Susquehanna Civil Engineering, Inc. will be in the vicinity of the Parker Street Bridge to collect “Survey and Mapping” of the bridge, roadway, and river.  These activities will support Preliminary Design Activities for this bridge replacement.  The survey activities are anticipated to last 1 to 2 weeks.

Project Update: August 2020

As of August 2020, bridge surveying of the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is complete. The purpose of bridge surveying is to gather existing mapping, utility and drainage information to complete preliminary design for each bridge replacement.  

The next step for the Elm Street, Parker Street and North Main Avenue Bridges is to a develop line and grade, which establishes the route and elevation of the roadway.  The line and grade of roadways, along with the utilities constructed within them, will be evaluated to determine potential impacts and/or utility relocations for each bridge.

Project Update: April 2021

The Parker Street Bridge Replacement project will host an online public meeting in June 2021 featuring Online Plans Display.  PennDOT and the City of Scranton welcome pubic feedback via the public comment form prior to the meeting on the PennDOT District 4 website.

 Project Update: May 11, 2021

Invitation for Public Comment Parker Street Bridge Over Lackawanna River Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) proposes the replacement of the existing structure that carries two lanes of traffic on Parker Street over the Lackawanna River in the City of Scranton. The project also includes pavement reconstruction on the bridge approaches and resurfacing
between the intersections of North Main Avenue and Boulevard Avenue. The western approach roadway passes through the City of Scranton Flood Control Project levee which runs along the western bank of the Lackawanna River. 

A 3.5 mile vehicular detour is proposed during construction. A temporary pedestrian bridge is proposed downstream from the Parker Street bridge to accommodate pedestrian crossing of the Lackawanna River for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. For this project, PennDOT will need to acquire approximately 1,873 square feet of right‐of‐way from the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy property in the northeast quadrant of the Parker Street bridge to construct the bridge abutment. The Lackawanna Valley Conservancy property qualifies as a Section 4(f) park and recreational resource pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. More information on USDOT Section 4(f) can be found at:

Questions and comments on the project can be directed to:
Gretchen Yarnall
Lotus Environmental Consulting, LLC
(717) 712‐5961

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Project Contact

PennDOT Project Manager
Summer Koziel, EIT
570.963.4048 |

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