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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Champlin Hill Road To Close June 9 In Turtlepoint For Bridge Work

Bridge repair work to bring detour in Turtle Point, McKean County

Port Allegany – Repairs to a state-owned bridge in Annin Township will require a closure on Champlin Hill Road (T-416) in McKean County starting Monday, June 9. 

When work is complete, PennDOT will be able to remove the bridge from McKean County’s structurally deficient list and area drivers will enjoy travel across a bridge that will remain in service for years to come.

Once the bridge is closed, a detour will be in place. PennDOT‘s official detour is about 8 ½ miles long and will direct drivers to use T-416/Champlin Hill Road, Route 155, Route 446, and Route 1002 (Champlin Hill Road). Drivers familiar with the area may choose to use alternate routes.

The current bridge spans the Allegheny River in the village of Turtle Point. The 200-foot bridge was originally built in 1963 and carries an average of 453 vehicles each day.

Rehabilitation work will include replacement of the beams and bridge deck, along with a small amount of paving. Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, Pa is the contractor on this $1.1 million project. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs, and as always, buckle up.

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