Route 219/Bradford Bypass Update

No construction activity is expected on Bolivar Drive next week, but PennDOT says bridge painting will take place later in August.

All other restrictions, detours and closures will remain in effect.

The complete news release:

Clearfield – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219
Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of August 2. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $28 million job.

· Work on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street continues. Traffic is using the existing shoulder. Contractor crew will be working close to the roadway placing bituminous pavement and backfilling for a new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours.
· Northbound traffic is sharing a lane with southbound traffic, separated by temporary concrete barrier from Mill Street to north of Hillside Drive.
· Contractor will continue to truck materials for shoulder back up and will be pulling into the closed “dead lane” from the northbound “live lane”. Traffic may be slow moving on Route 219 as this work takes place.
· Northbound ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
· The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and Seward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads.
· Northbound access at Kendall Avenue remains open.
· Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
· No construction activity is expected on Bolivar Drive/State Route 346. Bridge painting at this location will take place later in August.
· The contractor continues to fine grade, place sub-base, pave, and perform bridge repairs.
· Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone and obey posted speed limits.

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