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Friday, August 28, 2015

Rt. 155 Bridge In Port Allegany To Be Repaired Next Week; Replaced In Spring of 2016

Bridge Deck Repairs Scheduled for Port Allegany Bridge

Daylight flagging will be in place

Port Allegany, PA – Concrete deck repairs and paving will start to take place Monday, August 31 on a Port Allegany bridge on Route 155, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Making these repairs will keep the bridge in service during the winter months until replacement of the superstructure can take place in 2016. 

Starting in the spring, the superstructure will be replaced along with replacing the back walls, removing the sidewalk and adding new expansion joints. Crews will also reset the rocker bearings and fixed bearings, which will allow the bridge to expand and contract properly in the summer and winter months,

PennDOT expects this year’s deck repair work to be finished September 11. Daylight flagging will be used to enforce an alternating traffic pattern while work takes place. Drivers need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway and crew members working on or near the roadway and bridge.

The 330-foot bridge spans the Allegheny River in Liberty Township, near the borough of Port Allegany. It was originally built in 1953 and carries an average of more than 1,300 vehicles daily.

I.A. Construction Corporation of Franklin, PA is the contractor on this $8 million project. L.C. Whitford Company, Inc. of Wellsville, NY is the sub-contractor. Contract value includes all 2015 and 2016 work.

PennDOT reminds motorists to use caution through all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

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