Rapid Bridge Replacement Project to Affect Traffic in Westfield Township June 13-November

penndotA  Rapid Bridge Replacement Project will affect traffic in Tioga County beginning the week of Monday, June 13th.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the bridge (JV 128) will be constructed on East Main Street (SR 49) over California Brook in Westfield Township. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, June 13th, and is expected to be finished by the beginning of November. The start date and time it takes to complete the bridge replacement project is weather permitting.

While the project is underway, drivers should expect traffic to be reduced to a single lane in either direction. The traffic will be controlled with temporary traffic signals. On average, the bridge carries 3,832 vehicles daily.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) and PennDOT. For a period of 25 years, PWKP is doing the replacement, maintenance, financing, and designing of the bridge. Bridges will be replaced faster while saving money, according to PennDOT.

If you would like to learn more about the  Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3, you can visit P3forPA.pa.gov and PARapidBridges.com.

Wrong Way Ramp Sign Project Starts on Route 15 June 6th, Ramp Shoulder Closures Expected

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a wrong way ramp sign project begins on Monday, June 6th, on Route 15.

The project will affect several locations on Route 15 from the Third Street Interchange in Williamsport to the Route 49 Interchange located in Tioga County. The following work will be done: signing, pavement markings, delineators, and other construction work. There will be ramp shoulder closures in effect throughout the duration of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

The project costs $180,000. The prime contractor is Morgan Rail, Inc. As always, drivers should be extra aware when driving in work zone areas.