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8/3/2022 UPDATE: Bridge Replacement Project Begins Next Week on Route 249 in Chatham Township, Tioga County

8/3/2022 Update: The bridge replacement project on Route 249 in Chatham Township, Tioga County is now complete and the roadway is open to traffic.

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that a bridge replacement project is beginning next week on Route 249 near Little Marsh in Chatham Township, Tioga County.

Beginning Monday, July 11, Route 249 will be closed approximately 5 miles southeast of the intersection with Route 49 and approximately 1.5 miles northwest of the intersection with Route 4012 (Short Hill Road), while a contractor begins this accelerated schedule construction project.

Motorists can expect the road to be closed for 25 calendar days with a detour using Route 4017 (Locey Creek Road) in Middlebury Township and Route 49 in Osceola Township.

HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor for this $575,000 project on Route 249. This project includes removal of existing bridge, construction of and placement of precast reinforced concrete box culvert over an unnamed tributary to Crooked Creek, rock placement, paving, guide rail, pavement markings, and other related work.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays in travel and drive with caution.

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