Bridgework on Several McKean County Routes Starts Aug. 8

McKean County – Starting Monday, Aug. 8, McKean County drivers will encounter work zones on various routes, as bridge repair work takes place. The first three locations include:

  • Route 6 at the east end of Port Allegany, over a tributary of the Allegheny River. Work includes repairs to the concrete barrier wall, deck and beams. Work should take about two weeks. There will be minimal impacts to traffic but drivers may encounter intermittent delays, with flaggers.
  • Route 6 five miles west of Port Allegany, over Lillibrige Creek. Work includes concrete wing wall repairs, concrete curb repairs, and beam repairs.

Work should take about three weeks. There will be minimal impacts to traffic but drivers may encounter intermittent delays, with flaggers.

  • Preliminary signing will be set next week for a bridge on Route 46 over Cole Creek in the village of Farmers Valley, Keating Township. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by a temporary signal, which will be set later this summer. Work will include beam repair, deck replacement, new barrier walls, and paving.

Three other McKean County bridges will also see repair work later this year or in 2012. Those locations include:

  • Route 46 four miles south of Smethport, over Daly Brook.
  • Route 46 over north branch of Cole Creek in the village of Wrights Corners..
  • Route 346 over Foster Brook in Derrick City.

L.C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York is the contractor on this $872,000 bridge preservation contract.

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