Detour will be in effect, March through July
STATE COLLEGE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin a Centre County bridge replacement project on Monday, Feb. 27.
The bridge is located on Pine Creek Road (Route 2018) in Haines Township, about one mile northeast of the village of Coburn. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove the current “one truck at a time” posting.
Replacement will also remove the bridge from Centre County’s structurally deficient list.
Activity through the first part of next week will be focused on sign-setting and erosion and sedimentation controls. Starting on Thursday, March 2, the bridge will be closed and a detour will be in place through July 20. PennDOT’s official detour will use Pine Creek Road (Route 2018), Coburn Road (Route 2011) and Route 45.
During this project, the current two-span bridge will be replaced with a new, single-span pre-stressed concrete bridge. Construction work will also include paving, pavement base drain, sinkhole repair, guide rail installation and miscellaneous items.
PennDOT expects to place traffic on the new bridge by late July and complete the entire project by late August. All work is weather and schedule dependent. LTT Trucking LLC of Renovo, Pa., is the contractor on this $1.7 million project.
Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits and detour signs and always buckle up.
Drivers can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 770 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 Web site.
For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.