Route 322 Bridge Work Continues in Centre County

STATE COLLEGE Preservation work is continuing on a Route 322 bridge that spans Galbraith Run near Boalsburg, with an update noted below.

Once rehabilitation work is complete, area drivers will enjoy safer travel on bridges that will remain in service for years to come.

PennDOT anticipates that traffic control and the 10-foot width restriction will be removed by the end of this week, (week of May 12). Over the next few weeks, the remaining work will include milling, deck repairs, installation of a waterproof membrane on the deck, paving and guiderail updates.

This work will be done under daylight traffic control, which will reduce the roadway to a single lane, regulated by flaggers. Abutment repairs will be made after mid-June and will not impact traffic.  All work is weather and schedule dependent.

This work is part of a $2.2 million contract to preserve four bridges in Centre County. Those bridges include one on Route 3040 in Julian, 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 the Julian Bridge is ongoing. Work on the other two 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.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA Web site.

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