BELLEFONTE - Lane restrictions in place for Interstate 80 bridge preservation work in Centre County are scheduled to be lifted today and tomorrow.
Long-term lane restrictions between mile markers 159 and 161 as well as 165 and 167 have been in place since July to allow for work on a set of six bridges. The schedule calls for the restrictions to end in the westbound lanes of I-80 by the end of the day today. The eastbound lanes will see lane restrictions lifted by the end of the day tomorrow.
The contractor on the project will install shoulder rumble strips both eastbound and westbound on I-80 on Monday, Nov. 19. The work will be completed as a moving operation, and motorists should remain alert to changing traffic patterns.
Work on the I-80 bridges will continue by accessing the structures from Route 26, 1010 (Hubler Ridge Road) and Sand Ridge Road.
Route 26 traffic will encounter brief daylight stoppages during the daylight hours as the contractor performs encapsulation on the bridge. This work is expected to continue through the end of the year.
On Route 1010, painting and other work items will be complete by Thanksgiving. Crews are continuing painting and encapsulation work on Sand Ridge Road. Motorists on these routes will encounter stop signs during the daylight hours.
HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $3.2 million bridge rehabilitation project. PennDOT reminds drivers to proceed with caution through all construction zones and always buckle up.
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