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Project to Preserve a Route 62 Bridge in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County to Begin Next Week

​ Work will begin soon to rehabilitate the bridge that carries Route 62 over the Allegheny & Eastern Railroad/Conrail tracks in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County. 

Work on the bridge, which is located between Route 6 and National Forge Road, is expected to start July 29, 2020, weather permitting.  

The project will include replacement of the existing bridge deck and barriers. Work will also include pier encasement, waterproofing, new approach roadway, and guiderail upgrades. 

One lane of the bridge will remain open throughout the project and traffic will be controlled through the use of a temporary signal.

Motorists may also encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions.

The new bridge is expected to be opened by late August 2020.

The existing bridge was built in 1968 and is classified in poor condition. Approximately 3,400 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.

The contractor is L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, N.Y. The contract cost is $848,732.79, which is to be paid with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

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 jobsite, and relevant training.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov. 

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 1,000 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1. 

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