May 18, 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.
Starting the week of May 21, crews will begin preparing for the next phase of construction on the Route 22 bridge project. Traffic will encounter lane closures and flagging operations as crews perform the prep work to shift traffic for the next stage of construction. Motorists should allow themselves extra time when traveling through this area. They are also advised to exercise caution when traveling through the work zone, obey posted work zone speed limits, and pay attention to signs and signals given to them by flaggers.
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.