July 26, 2017
Construction for a Bower Hollow Road (Route 2013) bridge in Haines Township, Centre County, is scheduled to begin next month as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Replacement of this bridge, which spans Pine Creek, about two miles northeast of the village of Coburn, will allow PennDOT to remove it from Centre County’s structurally deficient bridge list. The existing timber-deck bridge is 59-feet long and dates from 1900. It carries an average of 85 vehicles each day.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of August 14 and be complete in late October. The detour route has changed in coordination with another project in the area. With the new detour route, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Township Road 508 (Bower Hollow Road), Route 45 (Penns Valley Road) and Pine Creek Road (Route 2018).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-30 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.