CYCLISTS ALSO ADVISED TO SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES
Repairs will be made to a deteriorating section of Long Hill Road in Harding starting Thursday, October 20th, on a segment that crosses the Great Brook (near Pleasantville Road). It will require closing the road to motorists and also to cyclists, with a lengthy detour to be set up for the duration of the work. The road could be closed up to nine days.
The road will also be closed to pedestrians.
Recently a hole developed in the roadway due to a section loss of the top of the pipe that crosses under the road and is totally submerged in water. That segment was temporarily patched in August, but a permanent fix is required.
The structure in question is a 30-inch corrugated metal pipe with reinforced concrete end sections and an asphalt overlay that extends for 47 feet under the road, which carries about 4,500 vehicles daily and an uncounted number of cyclists.
The "bridge" is expected to be closed for up to nine days from October 20 to October 28. There will be a 14-mile detour installed on Meyersville Road/Fairmount Avenue to Southern Boulevard to Pleasantville Road/Village Road to Whitehead Road to Long Hill Road.