The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) northwest region started work to preserve four metal pipe culverts in Mead and Farmington townships, Warren County.
The pipes will receive shotcrete lining, a process that essentially sprays concrete at high velocity using compressed air, a hose, and nozzle. The concrete lining is expected to extend the service life of each pipe by an estimated 50 years.
In 2017, PennDOT District 1 launched an ongoing initiative to rehabilitate aging and deteriorating corrugated metal pipes that carry streams under roads in the northwestern region. It has been used to rehabilitate 19 pipes in Crawford, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.
The current phase of the program, includes four pipes in Warren County. Those pipes are located under the following roadways:
• Route 59 near Kinzua Dam Road in Mead Township;
• Route 346 near the New York state line in Mead Township;
• Route 957 near Miller Hill Road (Route 1005) in Farmington Township; and
• Miller Hill Road (Route 1005) just north of Route 957 in Farmington Township.
Work on the pipes started August 12, 2019 at the Miller Hill Road location in Farmington Township. The anticipated completion date for the project is October 11, 2019.
The contractor is Proshot Concrete, Inc., of Florence, Alabama. The contract cost is $502,323, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.
This project is made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.
No detours are anticipated with this project, though motorists may encounter lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.
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.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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