The Bridge on Reservoir Road was ordered closed by Dallas Borough Council following storms and localized flooding in March of 2011 which caused the bridge to move, tilt and separate from the bridge deck. In the best interest of the safety and welfare of the public, the bridge was closed to all traffic.
Dallas Borough sought funds from FEMA and PEMA through a disaster declaration and were denied funds to repair or replace the bridge. However, with the support of Senator Elisabeth Baker, Representative Karen Boback, Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Inc., and the Back Mountain Regional EMA, Dallas Borough obtained a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority Local Share Account Grant in the amount of $188,300.00 for this culvert replacement project.
Reservoir Road Bridge Culvert Replacement Project consisted of the installation of a Pre-Cast Bridge structure complete with foundations, site restoration, paving and guiderail. The project was completed by Sikora Brothers Inc. in accordance with the design provided by Dallas Borough’s consulting engineers Quad Three Group Inc.
Project completion allows Reservoir Road to, once again, be used by not only passenger vehicles but emergency response vehicles.
Dallas Borough re-opened Reservoir Road Bridge on January 30, 2020.
Pictured: Tracey Carr, Borough Manager; Dallas Borough Police Chief James Drury; Robert Edgerton, Dallas Borough Council President; Representative Karen Boback; Senator Elisabeth Baker; John Oliver, Dallas Borough Council Member; Mark VanEtten, President Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Inc.; Lee Eckert Jr., Dallas Borough Council Member, Brent Berger and Carl Schimmel, Quad Three Group Inc.
Scout Nicholas Teberio (pictured with Mayor Timothy J. Carroll) led the Pledge of Allegiance at our June 19th council meeting.