Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) had planned to begin bridge replacement work on June 23 on a bridge along Route 4023 in Oswayo Township. Circumstances beyond PennDOT’s control have forced a postponement of that work. The bridge replacement work is reschedule to begin mid-July.
Since work will not begin on June 23, no detour will be in effect near the bridge, which spans Eleven Mile Creek on Route 4023 (Eleven Mile Road) near the village of Chrystal. The bridge is currently weight-limit posted at 27 tons for single vehicles and 28 tons for combination vehicles. Replacing the bridge will remove the weight postings and also allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.
PennDOT will issue an update on the new work schedule as soon as that information becomes available. The project will be a cooperative effort, using a crew from PennDOT Potter County Maintenance for excavation of the old bridge, back-filling for the new box culvert, and some concrete work. L. C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York will place the new box culvert, and perform paving. All work is weather dependent.