June 18, 2018
Construction for the Route 36 (Colonel Drake Highway) bridge, spanning Canoe Creek in Bell Township, Jefferson County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Jefferson County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of July 2 and be complete in mid-September. During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 119 (Buffalo Pittsburgh Highway) and Rikers Road (Route 2009).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-391 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.