September 28, 2017
the Route 22 (William Penn Highway) bridge, spanning Route 26 (Pennsylvania Avenue) in Smithfield Township, Huntingdon County, is currently in
construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Huntingdon County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
On October 2, crews will prepare and set bridge beams for the first stage of the structure. During this time, motorists on Route 22 (William Penn Highway) and Route 26 (Pennsylvania Avenue) will encounter night time
flagging operations and possible traffic stoppages up to 20 minutes. This will allow crews to set the bridge beams. Night time operations will take place from 5 p.m. – 5 a.m. Motorists are urged to slow down and obey all work zone signing.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-335 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.