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Box Culvert Replacements Start Next Week in Juniata County


Mifflintown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that replacement work for three box culverts in Juniata County is scheduled to begin next week. The box culverts are located on Route 35 near the village of Nook, on Spruce Hill Road (Route 3013) near the Academia/Pomeroy covered bridge, and on McKinley Road (Route 3021) about one mile southeast of McCoysville. Detours will be used for each replacement location.

Each replacement is a companion to the others, with the overall goal of replacing deficient structures in Juniata County.

Replacement will take place first on the Route 35 box culvert, with the bridge set to close on Monday, June 18, as work gets underway. The box culvert spans a tributary of Doyle Run in Beale Township, just south of the village of Nook.

The official detour for this job will direct drivers to use Route 35, Academia Road (Route 3017), Groninger Valley Road (Route 3008), McCoysville Road (Route 3014), and McKinley Road (Route 3021). Drivers familiar with the area may choose alternate routes.

Overall project work includes removal of the current structure, placement of a new box culvert, base, binder, and wearing courses of paving, guide rail installation, and pavement markings.

The Route 35 project is expected to be complete by early August. Work will then move to the other two locations and work will occur simultaneously. PennDOT will issue an update on those projects and detours prior to closures and work activity. 

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Wen Brook Contracting Inc. of Three Springs, PA is the contractor on this $1.3 million job. Drivers are reminded to follow detour signing, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

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