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End of Rt. 62 traffic restrictions nears end

Times Observer file photo The lane restriction on Rt. 62 near the Conewango Valley Country Club is part of a multi-million dollar improvement to the county’s busiest roadway. Crews have been waiting for the concrete to cure - potentially by Thursday - before the bridge portion of the project could be completed.

The bridge lane restriction that has snarled travel on Rt. 62 in northern Warren County throughout the summer will be in place for just a couple more weeks.

The work on the bridge over Rhine Run near the Conewango Valley Country Club is part of a much larger, multi-million dollar improvement to the county’s busiest roadway.

The lane restriction – a temporary traffic signal – went into effect in mid-July. The concrete deck of the bridge was replaced as part of the project.

PennDOT Press Officer Jill Harry said that crews have been waiting for the concrete to cure – potentially by Thursday – before the bridge portion of the project could be completed.

The target date for completion of the bridge is October 18 but Harry said that work might be completed sooner.

“To be more specific, we are anticipating, weather permitting, the bridge lane restrictions will be lifted the week of October 7,” she said. “There will be some additional finishing work on the project” after that October 18 projected completion date.

The project also includes roadway milling and paving, along with upgrades to traffic signals, ADA curb ramps, and pavement markings.

“The project will improve 5.54 miles of Route 62 from the intersection of Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in the City of Warren to the intersection with South Main Street (Route 1015) in Pine Grove Township,” PennDOT previously said.

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