One of the main entrances to the city is scheduled for a facelift.
Wes Hess, PennDOT's maintenance manager for Warren and Forest counties, said Glade Bridge is set to be resurfaced this summer. It will include milling as well as repair of expansion joints.
A contractor will perform the work, Hess said, and will start after the first week of August. The national canoe and kayak races are scheduled for Aug. 7-12.
When the work gets completed will depend on the contractor's schedule, Hess said, as well as the weather.
The project costs just under $1 million, Hess said, and includes resurfacing on Route 6 from Route 59 to the Glade Bridge and on Dorcon Road from the bridge to the railroad tracks. There are a few upgrades to traffic signals included as well.
Motorists will be warned in advance about the work. Crews will work nights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Hess said, in an attempt to minimize disruptions.
"There is a possibility of delays due to lane closures," Hess said. "We can't rule out a temporary detour for a short period if needed."
According to Hess, work on the bridge last year was a temporary fix to get through the winter. Numerous motorists complained about the pothole problem there, he said, and so workers attempted to create a temporary patch knowing there would be contracted work this summer.