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PennDOT Reports on Roadwork

Wyoming County Construction: Route 6 Bardwell Bridge, Tunkhannock. Driver's Alert: Road width restriction of 11 feet. Temporary signals will control traffic on this bridge rehabilitation job. Project includes deck replacement, painting to prevent deterioration, minor bituminous pavement approach work, excavation, concrete pavement & repairs, drainage, guiderail, concrete curbing, impact attenuating devices, landscaping, erosion and sediment control measures and pavement markings. Anticipated completion is November 2011.

Restrictions & Closures: Detours: Route 1009 bridge over Meshoppen Creek, Lemon: .5 miles south of the county line, is restricted to 19 tons, except combinations, 24 tons and limited to one truck.

Route 1029, Factoryville: Road closed at truss bridge over Tunkhannock Creek. Long-term detour. Possible Route 2013 construction.

Route 2012: bridge between Lithia Valley Rd and Carpenter Rd., Clinton Twp., Factoryville, Wyoming Co. closed for replacement. Detour in place. DETOUR: Route 6 to 1017 to 2033. Work will be through March 2011. In the future, a second bridge between Route 6 and Valley View Drive will be closed. Both bridges will NOT be closed at the same time.

Route 3001, Forkston. Repairs underway. Single-lane with a 10-ton restriction. Completion: end of March 2011. Detour for weight-restricted vehicles: Rte 3001 to Sullivan County to Dutch Mountain Rd to Rte 487 north to Lopez in Dushore to Route 87 to Wyoming County (40 miles).

PennDOT Road Postings

PennDOT is advising motorists in Bradford County that six more roads will soon be posted with permanent, year-round, 10-ton weight restrictions.

The following state highways will get the weight restrictions along the sections noted:

State Route 1010 (C C Allis Road) in Orwell Township, the remaining section between Route 467 and Herrickville Road;

State Route 1014 (Marbaker Road) in Tuscarora Township, from Route 367 to the Susquehanna County line;

State Route 1024 (Hornbrook Crossover Road) in Sheshequin Township from Hornbrook Road to Sheshequin Road;

State Route 2021 (School House Road) in Asylum Township between Ellis Hill Road and Kilmer Hill Road;

State Route 2026 (Ellis Hill Road) between Ellis Hill Road in Monroe Township and Kilmer Hill Road in Towanda Township;

State Route 4023 (Water Street) in Smithfield Township, between Main Street and Locust Drive.

The postings are being made on the basis of traffic and engineering studies indicating that these highways may be damaged by the use of vehicles that exceed the restriction.

School buses and local-delivery trucks are exempted from the postings.

The postings will take effect as soon as the required signing is erected. A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin placing the road posting signs on March 23.

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