STATE COLLEGE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has alerted motorists that it expects bridge preservation work on Interstate 99 in Benner Township, Centre County, to begin Monday, Oct. 4.
This work will improve a bridge spanning a tributary of Spring Creek approximately one mile east of State College from a condition rating of fair to good.
The contractor will utilize a rolling roadblock on Oct. 4 while raising the bridge off the beam seat that could result in stopped and slowed traffic within the work zone while the work takes place. The rolling roadblock will only be in effect on Oct. 4.
The contractor will also implement a single lane closure on Oct. 4 through Oct. 11. The lane closure will allow the contractor to remove and replace the anchor bolts at the beam. PennDOT expects work on this bridge to be complete by Monday, Oct. 11.
This work is part of a contract that includes improvements to the Karthaus Truss bridge spanning the west branch of the Susquehanna River on Route 879 in Burnside Township, Centre County, and Karthaus Township, Clearfield County.
Francis J. Palo Inc. of Clarion, Pa., is the contractor for this $1.15 million contract. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution in and around work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
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