STATE COLLEGE – As bridge preservation work continues in Centre County, this week will bring traffic impacts to two different sites.
Once rehabilitation work is complete, area drivers will enjoy safer travel on bridges that will remain in service for years to come.
Starting the week of July 7, drivers will encounter restrictions at the following locations:
- On Route 64 near the village of Nittany in Walker Township, the contractor will be upgrading shoulders. That work will include milling of the existing shoulder and paving.
This work is scheduled to take place Wednesday and or Thursday, with traffic reduced to a single lane, regulated by flaggers in the roadway. The shoulder work is necessary so that bridge work can begin the week of July 14.
Bridge work will include installation of a new deck and parapets. Once bridge work begins, a 10-foot width restriction will be in place through Oct. 3.
- On westbound Route 322 in Worth Township near the Reese Hollow Road/East Mountain Road exit. On Tuesday, the contractor will be setting temporary barrier and eradicating paint lines/painting new lines to reduce the roadway to a single lane.
Flaggers will be in the roadway to control traffic. This work is necessary for upcoming bridge work at this location. Bridge work will include a new latex concrete overlay, installation of new approach slabs, and miscellaneous concrete repairs. Once bridge work begins, a 12-foot width restriction will be in place through Oct. 3.
This work is part of a $2.2 million contract to preserve five bridges in Centre County, with all work weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this project. The other three bridges include:
A Route 3040 in Julian where work is on-going. There is a 13-foot width restriction in effect through July. The zone is regulated by temporary traffic signals.
A Route 322 bridge that spans Galbraith Run near Boalsburg where work is on-going. Remaining work will be done under daylight traffic control, enforced by flaggers in the roadway.
A Route 322 bridge that spans Sinking Creek near the SPCA, east of Boalsburg, where work is on-going. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place through Aug. 21.
Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, move through work zones with caution and always buckle up.
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