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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Jay Creek road Howe Township, Forest County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2018



Blue Jay Creek Bridge Replacement Project to Start in Howe Township, Forest County



Oil City, PA – Work will begin soon to replace the 80-year old bridge that carries Blue Jay Road (SR 1003) over Blue Jay Creek in Howe Township, Forest County.



The 48-foot bridge is located on Blue Jay Road between the intersection with Rock Hanger Road and the intersection with Watson Farm Road (SR 1005).



Work will include replacement of the bridge, new roadway approaches, and updated guiderails. The work is slated to begin June 18, 2018.



The current bridge was built in 1938. It is listed as structurally deficient and has a posted weight limit. It is used by about 700 vehicles a day, on average.



The contractor is C.H. & D. Enterprises, Inc. of New Stanton, PA. The contract cost is $862,714, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.



This project is made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.



The bridge is scheduled to close to traffic on June 18, 2018. A detour will be posted using Route 66, Route 948, and Route 666.



The project is expected to be completed and the roadway reopened in September 2018.



PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones 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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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 08:53 AM
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Thanks for the reminder! I was going to head to camp that way this weekend, but I guess I'll head down 62 like usual instead.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 12:26 PM
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watson farm rd → roberson hill rd → bluejay rd detour for me

I have CDO, its like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order the way they should be.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 06:35 PM
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Just a heads up I took the scenic route to Howe township last weekend, up 62 and started across 666. There’s a bridge out on 666 as well right after Yellow Hammer Road. Had to backtrack to 62 and take back way to Kelletville.
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watson farm rd → roberson hill rd → bluejay rd detour for me
That will bring you out on the 666 side of the bridge being replaced?
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Yepper, about a mile south of the creek.
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yessir

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Yes the bridge is really out. I sat and watched 67 cars, 9 motorcycles and one furniture delivery truck drive past the signs saying the road is closed. It was very entertaining.
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Does anyone know if Blue Jay is back open yet?
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Been open for a while now!
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