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Work to cause detours on Routes 286, 66

| Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Beginning next week, motorists who travel Route 286 and Route 66 in Washington Township will have some extra driving to do.

Work is slated to begin April 1 on a $1.7 million replacement of the Route 286 bridge that carries traffic over Route 66. J.F. Shea Construction in Mt. Pleasant has been contracted for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project.

During construction, eastbound traffic along Route 286 will be detoured onto Route 366 and Route 380. While the bridge is demolished and beams are installed on the new bridge, Route 66 traffic will detour onto Mamont Road.

The work will take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., PennDOT officials said.

The project is expected to be completed by late September.

A second PennDOT project in the area will take place along Route 819, Athena Road and Story Road in Salem and Delmont. A 3.71-mile rails-to-trails walking and bike path will run between Slickville and Delmont.

Work on the $1.38 million project includes the clearing, shaping and grading of the trail, drainage improvements, trail paving and the construction of trail crossings. The trail will follow the former Pennsylvania Railroad, Turtle Creek Branch.

Work is expected to be completed by June 24. Motorists should watch for construction vehicles accessing the trails during the next three months.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or

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