BRADFORD TOWNSHIP – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began preliminary work earlier this month to replace two bridges on Interstate 80 in Clearfield County.
The bridges span Shiloh Road (Route 1012), just east of mile-marker 125 in Bradford Township. These bridges will be replaced in a half-width configuration.
Since March 18, there have been temporary alternating lane closures eastbound and westbound during daylight hours in the work zone, with no width restrictions.
Starting March 27 through April 3, the eastbound passing lane will be closed and eastbound traffic will use the right/travel lane.
From March 29 through April 5, the westbound passing lane will be closed and westbound traffic will use the right/travel lane.
Work will also be taking place this Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31.
Beginning April 1, there will also be a 12-foot width restriction through this work zone.
Starting April 3, there will be a long-term lane closure for the eastbound travel (right) lane. Eastbound traffic will move through the work zone using the left (passing lane).
Starting April 5, there will be a long-term lane closure for the westbound travel (right) lane. Westbound traffic will move through the work zone using the left (passing lane).
Starting April 8, Shiloh Road (SR 1012) will be closed temporarily to demolish the travel lanes of the bridges and begin reconstruction.
The Shiloh Road closure is currently expected to last through April 12. The official detour during this closure will use Shiloh Road (SR 1012), Bigler Cutoff Road (SR 2030) and Route 322. Drivers familiar with the area may choose alternate routes.
Later this summer, traffic on I-80 will be switched to the travel lanes and work will begin on replacing the passing lane sides of the bridges. PennDOT will issue an update prior to that change taking place.
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $6 million project. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is expected to be complete by November, with the final overlay set for spring 2020.
Motorists should be alert for message boards and advance signing that notifies them of lane restrictions and the potential for slowed traffic. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
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