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Ongoing Project to Preserve Bridges Over Interstate 80 to Resume Next Month

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 12:03 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

image006VENANGO CO., Pa. – A two-year project to preserve and rehabilitate three bridges over Interstate 80 in Clinton and Scrubgrass Townships, Venango County, will resume Monday, April 1, 2019.

The three bridges included in the project carry Route 308, Rockdale Road (Route 3007), and Stone Church Road (Route 3009) over Interstate 80. All three pre-stressed concrete box beam bridges were built in 1964.

The second year of the project will start at the bridge that carries Route 308 over Interstate 80 in Clinton Township. Work will include the replacement of the bridge deck and parapets, and rehabilitation of the substructure.

The bridge, which is classified as functionally obsolete, is used by an average of 1,500 vehicles each day.

The bridge is expected to be closed to traffic from April 1 to June 21, 2019.

A detour will be posted separately for southbound and northbound traffic. Northbound traffic will use Interstate 80 eastbound, Route 308, and Route 38. Southbound traffic will use Interstate 80 westbound, Route 8, and Route 308.  No closures are anticipated for the Interstate 80 ramps at milepost 35 (Route 308, Clintonville).

Later in the 2019 construction season, work will be done to rehabilitate the Stone Church Road bridge in Scrubgrass Township. It is classified as poor condition and is used by an average of 165 vehicles each day.

Work at that location is expected to take approximately two months and will include milling existing pavement and pouring a new bridge deck.

Upgrades to the Rockdale Road bridge in Scrubgrass Township were completed in 2018 and included milling, paving, pier repairs and encasing, and waterproofing.

The contractor is Thornbury, Inc. of Sunbury, PA. The contract cost is $2,504,834.10, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.


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