Work got started in mid-February with excavation and erosion and sedimentation controls. The temporary traffic signals became operational March 5 and now control an alternate traffic pattern across the existing bridge.
The bridge spans Kinzua Creek, near the village of Westline. The project will upgrade the bridge status from “poor” to “good” and provide a new two-span composite beam structure that will be in service for decades.
Work will now proceed on construction of a one-lane temporary roadway that will carry traffic around the work zone as the existing bridge is demolished and the new one constructed. PennDOT expects the temporary roadway to be ready for use later this spring and will issue an update on the project before the traffic switch.
Overall work will include removal of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, guide rail replacement, and miscellaneous items. Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, PA is the contractor for this $2.6 million job. All work Is weather and schedule dependent.
PennDOT expects the new bridge to be open to traffic in the fall of 2020, with placement of an epoxy overlay and seeding taking place next spring. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in and around work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
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