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Sunday, April 17, 2016

McKean County Bridge Work Continuing

Bradford, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is continuing work to address the preservation of eight bridges in McKean County. Preservation work on the bridges will extend their useful life and allow PennDOT to remove them from McKean County’s structurally deficient list, keeping them in service for many years to come. 
In 2015, PennDOT completed work on a Route 155 bridge spanning Birch Run, two miles southeast of Turtlepoint. This year, preservation work will address the other seven bridges.

Earlier this month, work began on the following bridges:

·         A Route 646 bridge in Foster Township. This 40-foot bridge spans Pennbrook Run near the village of Gilmore. This construction zone features temporary traffic signals that enforce an alternating traffic pattern. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through June.

·         A bridge on Route 6 in Hamlin Township, This 15-foot bridge spans the Kane Branch of Marvin Creek near the borough of Mt. Jewett. This construction zone features lane shifts marked by barrels and traffic channelizers. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through May.

Next week work will begin at:

·         A bridge on Route 446 in Eldred Township spanning a branch of the Allegheny River. Temporary signals will be in place April 21, as work begins on this 9-foot bridge. The temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern. PennDOT expects preservation work at this site to last through June.

Under this contract, four other bridges will see preservation work through October.  

·         A 21-foot bridge on Route 46 that spans Daly Brook in Keating Township, about three miles south of Smethport. Temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern.

 
·         A 23-foot bridge on Route 346 (West Washington Street) in the City of Bradford that spans Bennett Brook. Lane shifts will move traffic around this work zone.

·         An 11-foot bridge on Route 770 (Minard Run Road) in Bradford Township that spans Minard Run, two miles south east of the village of Degolia. Temporary traffic signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern.

·         A 70-foot bridge on Route 1019 (Mill Street) in Port Allegany Borough that spans Lillibridge Creek. Work will take place June 6 through August 9 and a detour will be in place.

Work on the structures will include deck repairs, concrete repairs, rebar installation, guide rail installation, paving, and miscellaneous items.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $2.9 million project.