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Traffic Changes To Occur on the Hopewell Replacement Bridge Project in Bedford County


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced prime contractor HRI, Inc., of State College, will adjust traffic patterns on Monday, August 3, as part of the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County.  

Monday, August 3, a traffic change will take place to remove two sets of temporary traffic signals and place traffic onto two lanes of the new alignment on Route 26. The change will take place under daylight flagging operations. Motorists should expect delays and use caution when traveling through the area by watching for workers and equipment moving in and out of the work area. Milling and paving, as well as shoulder upgrades and installation of a new guide rail to follow. Work is weather dependent.

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 slope lay back operations.

All work on this $11.5 million project is expected to be completed by mid-August of 2020. 

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.

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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Media contact: Monica R. Jones-Owens, 814-696-7105

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