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Route 59 Bridge Rehabilitation Project​

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.


Project Overview

The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate James Morrison Memorial Bridge that carries Route 59 over the Kinzua Reservoir in Mead Township, Warren County. The project will include the reconstruction of the two-lane concrete structure in multiple phases, including new barriers and bridge deck, and repairs to the expansion dams. Work will also include new roadway approaches and guiderail updates.

Work is anticipated to begin in May 19, 2020 and The bridge is expected to be fully reopened by October 23, 2020.

One lane of the bridge will remain open throughout the project and traffic will be controlled through the use of a temporary signal, which is expected to be in place on June 1, 2020. Motorists may also encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions.

Project Contacts

Project Manager

Chad Tarr
 814-493-3115 |

Acting Assistant Construction Manager

Steve Novak
814-516-7682 |

Press Officer

Jill Harry
814-678-5035 |