STATE COLLEGE – Preservation work on two Centre County bridges will feature traffic restrictions, starting this week. Once rehabilitation work is complete, area drivers will enjoy safer travel on bridges that will remain in service for years to come.
Long-term signage has been placed for the first bridge, spanning Galbraith Run on Route 322, just east of Boalsburg. On Tuesday, the contractor will install temporary concrete barrier that will restrict lane width to ten feet. Flaggers will be in the roadway Tuesday, as this work takes place. Traffic eastbound and westbound will be maintained but width restrictions will be in place through June. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Long-term signage has been placed for the second bridge, located on Route 3040 (Alternate Route 220) in the village of Julian at the intersection with Beaver Road. Temporary traffic signals have been in flash mode and will be fully operational on Tuesday. The signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern through the work zone. The temporary signals will be in place through June, along with a temporary barrier and a 13-foot lane width restriction. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
This work is part of a $2.2 million contract to preserve four bridges in Centre County. The other two bridges include one on Route 64 near the village of Nittany in Walker Township, and an overpass bridge on westbound Route 322 in Worth Township near the Reese Hollow Road/East Mountain Road exit. Work on these bridges will take place later this year.
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor on this project, which is expected to finish in October. Overall work will include beam rehabilitation, deck and concrete repairs, guide rail updates, roadway paving, and pavement markings.
Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, move through work zones with caution and always buckle up.
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