The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is developing plans for a major rehabilitation of the Thornburg Bridge.

The project, which is in its developmental stages now, is scheduled to begin in 2022, but it is being handled differently than most projects.Instead of holding a public meeting to outline the project, PennDOT has posted a slideshow on its website that includes a survey for residents to provide their ideas and concerns about the project.The project will include painting the bridge, replacing its deck and upgrading the substructure and superstructure.

The deck on the six-span, multi-girder steel bridge will be removed using a high-pressure water system and replaced with latex-modified concrete.In addition, Route 60 will be upgraded from Cornell Avenue to Woodmere Drive, a distance of 1,240 feet. The road work also will include drainage work, guide rail improvements, new signs and pavement markings, and a new traffic signal on the Crafton end.