Traffic pattern switch planned this week as part of the Route 436 Margiotti Bridge Project

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Traffic is expected to switch this week from the existing Route 3008, Perry Street, to the newly constructed portion of Perry Street as part of the Route 436 Margiotti Bridge Project in Punxsutawney Borough.

The intersection of existing Route 3008, Route 36 and Route 436 will close once the traffic has switched.

Work on the new bridge continues; beam erection is scheduled for late November or December. Concrete work will follow and continue until spring. Construction of the deck is expected in March.

This project includes the replacement of the existing structure carrying Route 436 over Mahoning Creek, Water Street and the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad, with a two-lane, four-span girder bridge and the realignment of Perry Street. The bridge will be replaced downstream of the existing bridge.

Motorists are advised to slow down and pay attention to flaggers and traffic control devices in the work zone. Be patient, and give yourself extra time for your travels as congestion and delays are possible. Drive responsibly in the work zone, for your safety and the safety of the workers.

This $12.5 million bridge replacement project is being constructed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., and is expected to be completed early October 2018.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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