Emporium – Use of temporary signals on an Emporium bridge will return on Friday, Sept. 2. The signals will control an alternating traffic pattern for the Route 3001 (Broad Street) bridge in Emporium. The bridge spans the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning. The temporary signals will be in yellow flash mode beginning on Friday. The signals will be fully activated on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
The signals were first used in June so that crews could make repairs to the bridge. The signals are necessary this time so that bridge preservation painting can take place. PennDOT expects the signals and lane restriction to be in place through mid-September. All work is weather dependent.
This work is part of a $4.4 million bridge preservation contract for 21 bridges in three counties (9 in Potter County, 1 in Cameron County and 11 in Clearfield County). Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor for this work.
PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and use caution in all construction zones. For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us.
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