If you’ve driven on SR 43 recently no doubt you’ve noticed that for the most part, traffic patterns around the Crain/Fairchild Avenue Bridge are back to a more normal routine. There’s still a little shifting around some construction barrels but life behind the wheel through this part of town is much better now that Fairchild Avenue has been re-opened (even with the addition of the new Sheetz store).
There will continue to be intermittent utility and bridge approach work on the west side of the river but the focus of the bridge construction over the next 6-9 months will now jump to the roads on the east side of the river.
That has led to questions about the impacts to businesses, motorists and residents whose daily commute takes them through the east side of the bridge.
To that end, the City Engineer passed around a short list of construction expectations for the next phases that seemed appropriate to share.