Expect delays for Farrandsville Road bridge beam work

Delivery of beams to start today

LOCK HAVEN — Work to replace a bridge on Farrandsville Road will enter a new phase this week with beams being delivered to the site, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

Drivers in downtown Lock Haven and the Farrandsville area should allow for extra travel time.

Crews have been working since March to replace the bridge, which spans Lick Run, south of the village of Farrandsville.

The beams should be delivered and set today. The beams will come down Paul Mack Boulevard and use Jay Street and Veterans Bridge to reach Farrandsville Road. Drivers along those routes may encounter slow-moving traffic as the beams move through.

At the site, traffic may be stopped intermittently as the beams are set in place.

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. PennDOT lists it as structurally deficient.

The bridge project includes paving, guide-rail updates, drainage, and other items.

The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by the end of August.

All work depends on the weather and the contractor’s schedule. Nestlerode Contracting Company, Inc. of Lock Haven has this $1.1 million job.

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

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