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Work To Begin on T-386 (Akers Road Bridge) Replacement Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced prime contractor, Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance, Inc., of Everett, PA, will begin work on the T-386 (Akers Road Bridge) rehabilitation project in Monroe Township, Bedford County, on Wednesday, July 15.

Starting Wednesday, the bridge will be closed and replacement work will start. The scope of work will consist of removal of the existing bituminous wearing surface and the addition of a new 5-inch composite, concrete deck. Minor roadway approach work and guiderail upgrades will also be completed.

A detour will be placed that will follow T-394 (McCune Road), T-393 (Back Road), T-386 (Akers Road), Rock Hill Church Road,  and Route 2033 Mechanics Hollow Road. These changes will be in effect for approximately seven weeks. 

Work on this bridge is expected to be complete by September 2020. All work on this $1.8 million project that includes the rehabilitation of eleven local bridges in Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties will be finished by November 2021. All work is weather dependent. 

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job-site, and relevant training. 

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Media contact: Monica R. Jones, 814-696-7105