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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bridge on Route 6 West of Port Allegany to Open Tomorrow

Detour will be lifted

Port Allegany, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will open a new bridge on Route 6 in McKean County tomorrow, August 23. 

The bridge spans Ostrander Hollow on Route 6, about 2 ½ miles west of Port Allegany. 

PennDOT expects to have the bridge open before 5 P.M. Tuesday. 

The detour using Routes 155, 446, and 46 will be lifted after the new bridge is open.

Crews have been working since June 21 to replace the old, structurally deficient bridge with a new box culvert. On average, almost 2,900 vehicles will use the bridge each day. With the new box culvert in place, PennDOT can remove the bridge from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

Motorists are advised that construction work will continue through this week with flaggers in the roadway to alternate traffic as necessary.

L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, New York has been the contractor on this $800,000 project.

PennDOT thanks area drivers for their patience during this closure and detour.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

Wow ! That was fast.... NOT !!! 2 months to put a culvert in WTF.

Anonymous said...

Really, just a culvert,? I guess it was milking time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good!! Now if they can only finish the bridge on 46. Nobody has worked on that bridge in almost 2 weeks!!!

Anonymous said...

$800,000 bridge, $300,000 worth of damage to Upper Grimes road.

Anonymous said...

Come on, $300,000 damage to Upper Grimes Rd!!!

Anonymous said...

What ??????????? Upper Grimes was in horrible conditions before the traffic was sent that way!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Route 46 bridge past the McKean Co. fairgrounds has been torn up for 3-4 weeks. Travel the road daily x 2 and they have only been working a total of 3 days on bridge and that is because the only lane open washed out with the storms and they had to fix it. No wonder it takes so long to fix them! Isn't there any oversight from the PA DOT since they contract out bridges???

Skip Toomalu said...

What a bunch of inconsiderate whiners!! You gripe if nothing gets done and then you gripe when they do something. You should all be grateful that you even have roads to drive on and quit whining about things.

Anonymous said...

I think we should all just go back to horse and buggy!

Anonymous said...

If they only had a job!