Project to Replace Route 62 Bridge in Polk, Venango County to Start Soon

The project to replace the 80-year-old bridge that carries Route 62 over Little Sandy Creek in Polk Borough, Venango County is expected to start next week.

The bridge is located on Route 62 between the intersection with Polk Cutoff (Route 3024) and the intersection with Niles Road.

The project will include replacing the current 75-foot structure with a single span concrete box beam bridge, as well as improvements to the shoulders, and upgrades to the guiderail and drainage.

Work is expected to start May 23, 2022, weather permitting, and to be completed by November 9, 2022.

Plans call for work to be completed in phases that will allow the road to remain open with a single lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Motorists may also encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers.

The bridge was built in 1941 and is classified as poor condition. It is used by approximately 3,500 vehicles daily, on average.

The contractor is Thomas Construction, Inc. of Grove City, PA. The contract cost is $1,884,185, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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