Farrandsville Road bridge replacement to begin next week

LOCK HAVEN — Work to replace a bridge on Farrandsville Road (Route 1001) in Clinton County is scheduled to start next week, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The bridge spans Lick Run, south of the village of Farrandsville.

As work gets underway March 19, crews will be working on erosion and sedimentation controls, with roadway flagging possible during that activity. A temporary roadway will also be constructed to allow traffic to flow around the work zone. PennDOT expects to begin using the temporary roadway in early April.

The overall project will replace the existing steel-grate bridge with a new concrete structure. The current 52-foot bridge dates from 1938 and carries an average of more than 100 vehicles each day. Project work includes removal of the current bridge, construction of the new bridge, paving, guide-rail updates, drainage, and miscellaneous items. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by the end of August.

All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Nestlerode Contracting Company, Inc. of Lock Haven is the contractor on this $1.1 million job.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.