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Traffic Switch on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Bedford County


‚ÄčThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that prime contractor HRI, Inc., of State College, will switch traffic on Tuesday, April 23, on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County. 

On Tuesday, the contractor will be setting temporary concrete barrier to switch traffic to the opposite side of PA 26 and will re-set the temporary traffic signals. Throughout the rest of the week there will be flagging with delays while overhead utilities are removed. Delays will be likely motorists are advised to allow extra time or seek and alternate route.

Overall work on the project consists of the replacement of the Hopewell bridge that carries Route 915 over the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, realignment of Route 26, construction of retaining walls along the river, rock slope stabilization, and slop lay back operations. Temporary traffic signals and a detour of Route 26 during blasting and excavation operations will also take place as a part of this project. A press release will be sent out before these traffic changes take effect. Work on this project is weather dependent. 

All work on this $11 million project is expected to be completed by July of 2020.

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 860 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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Media contact: Tara M. Callahan-Henry, 814-696-7101