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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Route 44 Bridge Job to Re-start in Coneville

Shinglehouse, PA – Work to replace a bridge in western Potter County will re-start for the 2016 construction season, tomorrow, May 13, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Route 44 bridge in the village of Coneville is being replaced with a new single-span, pre-stressed, concrete structure. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.
The new bridge will be built upstream, near the existing structure, as part of a new alignment for Route 44. An improved intersection of Route 44 and Route 244 is also part of the project.
Starting tomorrow, traffic control will feature temporary traffic signals on Route 44 and Route 244. The signals will be in flash mode through Monday, May 16 and will be fully operational on Tuesday, May 17.
Overall work on the project includes replacement of the bridge, guide rail updates, paving, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items. The project has a completion date of July 12.
The current 57-foot bridge was originally built in 1926 and carries an average of almost 1,500 vehicles daily. It spans the south branch of Oswayo Creek in Coneville.
Dolomite Products Company, Inc., doing business as A.L. Blades of Hornell, New York, is the contractor on this $2.1 million project. 
PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in construction zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.