March 19, 2018
Construction for the Route 22 (William Penn Highway) bridge, spanning Route 26 (Pennsylvania Avenue) in Smithfield Township, Huntingdon County, is scheduled to resume 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 Huntingdon County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Crews previously completed the first phase of construction in October 2017, shutting down work during the winter months. The second phase of construction is expected to begin during the week of April 2 and be complete in late June. During this time traffic will utilize a lane shift through the work zone. Motorists are advised to slow down and obey all traffic control signs.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-335 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.