News in brief from PennDOT


PennDOT to lift detour

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will place temporary signals and lift a detour in a slide area on Route 26, just north of the Riddlesburg Bridge in Liberty Township, Bedford County, beginning July 10.

Temporary signals will be in place until fall protection fencing can be placed. A “catchment” area is in place to stop debris. The single lane restriction is an added measure of safety for travelers.

Motorists have been advised to use caution in the area. Delays will be possible as the signals cycle through. Signals will be placed both north and southbound, as well as at the Riddlesburg Bridge.


Traffic change on bridge

PennDOT has reminded travelers that traffic patterns will change on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County, on Tuesday, July 7.

The contractor, HRI Inc. of State College, will move traffic onto one lane of the new roadway alignment of Route 26 north of Route 915, beginning Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The contractor will continue pavement tie in work on Route 26 between the old and new alignments. The work will continue to be done under temporary signals.

The project includes replacement of the Hopewell bridge that carries Route 915 over the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, realignment of Route 26, construction of retaining walls along the river, rock slope stabilization and slope lay back operations.


Surface work to begin

PennDOT has announced that “high friction surface treatment placement work” will start on Monday along various routes in the District 9 region.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the district includes Blair, Bedford, Cambria and Huntingdon counties.

Work will take place on the following routes:

— Huntingdon County — Route 305 in Jackson Township.

— Blair County — Route 36 in Logan Township.

— Cambria County — Route 160 in Summerhill Township and Route 3037 in the City of Johnstown and East Taylor Township.

— Bedford County — Route 30, Lincoln Highway, in Juniata Township, and Route 96, Hyndman Road, in Londonderry Township.

The prime contractor is Titan Industrial Services of Baltimore, Md.

Traffic will be controlled by daylight flagging and delays are possible. Work at each location can take up to six working days.

The cost of the project is $1 million. Work is expected to be finished by late October.

From Mirror staff reports


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