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Detour will be implemented

| Thursday, July 1, 2004

PennDOT District 12 wants to inform motorists that construction on the bridge which carries Route 281 across Tub Run will begin the week of July 5. A marked detour will be implemented.

The scope of work involves replacing the old bridge with a 15- by 8-foot precast concrete box culvert. When the roadway is complete over the box culvert, it will include two 11-foot lanes and a 6-foot shoulder on each side. The project also involves the necessary roadway work on each end of the culvert to improve the vertical geometry. This will involve earthwork, drainage, asphalt pavement and shoulders, guide rail, signing, seeding, mulching and pavement markings. The overall length of the project is 800 linear feet.

In order to construct the culvert and perform the related road work, a closure of the road will be necessary. The closure will occur just to the South of the entrance to Tub Run Campground. A detour will be in place to move traffic around the closed section.

Motorists approaching Route 281 from Route 40 will continue east on Route 40 to the intersection of Route 523 and then travel north on Route 523 back to Route 281. The detour for the other direction is the exact opposite. Route 281 will be open to the US Army Corp of Engineers Tub Run Campground from the Confluence (north) end. The project will be scheduled in such a way as to attempt to complete the work requiring the use of the detour within a three month time frame.

The contractor for this project is C. H. & D. Enterprises of New Stanton. The cost of the project is $660,945.82. The anticipated completion is October 2004.

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