Punxsutawney, PA – Work has started on Route 119 on the Indiana Hill Bridge Replacement Project in Punxsutawney.

The project will remove the bridge that carries Route 119 over the Mahoning Shadow Trail, then construct a pre-cast concrete box culvert. During daytime hours over the next few weeks, expect to see lane restrictions and flaggers along Route 119 in Punxsutawney. The actual detour is planned for next summer.

This $3.8 million bridge replacement project is being constructed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., and is expected to be completed Summer 2019.

Motorists should slow down and use caution in work zones, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices. Expect congestion and delays in the project area. Fines are doubled for violations in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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