Saturday, June 11, 2016

Route 6 Bridge Job to start June 21 near Port Allegany

Port Allegany, PA – Work to replace a bridge on Route 6 in McKean County is expected to get underway June 21, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The bridge spans Ostrander Hollow Creek about 2 and a half miles west of Port Allegany. Replacing the bridge will provide drivers with a new, modern structure and allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s structurally deficient list. The current bridge is 23-feet long and dates from 1933. It carries an average of almost 2,900 vehicles daily.

The replacement work will require closing the current bridge and making use of a detour, starting June 21. PennDOT’s official detour will direct drivers to use Route 155, Route 446, and Route 6.

PennDOT expects the detour to be in place through August 29.

Overall work includes replacing the existing, single-span bridge with a pre-cast, concrete box culvert, drainage, approach work, guide rail updates, paving, and miscellaneous items.

L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $800,000 project, which is expected to be finished by mid-November.