Blue Jay Road - Forest County Area
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2018
PennDOT to Display Plans for Replacement of a Bridge Over Blue Jay Creek in Forest County
Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to view a display of plans to replace a bridge over Blue Jay Creek in Howe Township, Forest County.
The bridge is located on Blue Jay Creek Road (Route 1003) between in the intersection with Route 66 in Howe Township and the intersection with Robenson Hill Road in Howe Township.
Plans for the project will be on display:
Date: January 29 to February 23, 2018
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Friday
Location: Howe Township building
7947 Route 666
Sheffield, PA 16347
Construction will include removal of the existing steel I-beam bridge and the construction of a pre-stressed, concrete box beam bridge.
The existing bridge was built in 1938 and it is used by about 700 vehicles a day, on average. It is classified as structurally deficient and has a posted weight limit of one ton.
Construction is expected to occur in the summer of 2018. A 28-mile detour of two months in duration is proposed, using Route 666, Route 66, Route 948 and Blue Jay Creek Road.
The purpose of the display is to introduce the project and to receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. The display is set up to also receive any public input regarding historic or archaeological sites in the area, that could be affected by the project, as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (cultural resources).
The display location is accessible to anyone with disabilities. Anyone with special needs or requiring assistance should contact Bob Bell - Project Manager, at 814-678-7161
Media contact: Jill Harry 814-678-5035