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Friday, July 22, 2016

Box Culvert Replacement to Start August 1 in Otto Township Detour will be in place August 1 through 22

Bradford, PA – Beginning August 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be working to replace a box culvert in Otto Township, McKean County. The box culvert is located on Route 246, slightly west of the village of Prentisvale. Dating from 1928, it spans an unnamed tributary of Knapp Creek and carries an average of more than 1,600 vehicles each day. Replacement work will require closing the bridge, with a detour in effect. Repairs will also allow PennDOT to remove the bridge from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

An official detour will be in place for the duration of the project, which is expected to last from August 1 through August 22. Detour signing will direct drivers to use Route 1017 (Sweitzer Drive) and Route 346. PennDOT will re-open the box culvert and roadway ahead of schedule if work progress allows.

The project is a cooperative effort between PennDOT and contractor L. C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York. PennDOT McKean County Maintenance will perform excavation of the old box culvert along with installation of the new box culvert. The contractor is responsible for the construction of the new box culvert, paving, and guide rail installation. Cost of the project is $227,630.00.

Drivers are reminded to follow detour signing, use caution in and around work zones, and always buckle up.


Anonymous said...

Church Brook I believe that tributary is named....

Anonymous said...

Just like Penn Dot JUST paved the road now cut it up and put in culvert Penn Dot and local Politicians just get dumber and dumber
Just did the same thing near Larabee Y fixed an 80 year old culvert when they could have had a new one ready to go and done the job in half the timen Also LC Whitford seems to get all the contracts for local bridges --days go by and no one is working-- not enough workers or spread to thin? but they still get more contracts