From the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2020
Centre County Bridge Replacement Project to Begin May 18
Centre Hall, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that work to replace two bridges on Route 2007 (Brush Mountain Road) is scheduled to begin Monday, May 18. Each bridge spans a tributary of Penns Creek in Gregg Township, Centre County, and replacing them will remove the structures from Centre County’s list of bridges in poor condition.
Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.
The bridges will close Monday, May 18, and a detour will be implemented that will remain in effect for the duration of the project. Traffic north of the bridges will follow Route 192 (Brush Valley Road), Route 2012 (Penns Cave Road) and Route 45 back to Route 2007, while traffic south of the bridges will follow Route 45, Route 2012, and Route 192 back to Route 2007.
The bridge nearest Route 45 was originally constructed in 1933, is 30-feet long and is currently weight-limit posted at 11-tons for single vehicles and 20-tons for combination vehicles. The bridge nearest Route 192 was originally constructed in 1929, is 16-feet long and has no weight-limit posting. An average of 59 vehicles cross the bridges daily.
The overall project consists of removing of the existing structures, building their replacement precast reinforced concrete cox culverts, approach paving, guide rail installation, drainage improvements, pavement markings, and miscellaneous construction.
PennDOT anticipates lifting the detour and opening the bridges to traffic by the end of August. Nestlerode Contracting Company, Inc. is the contractor on this $844,000 project. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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