Petroleum Street bridge to be closed next week

From staff reports

The Petroleum Street bridge in Oil City will be closed next week while repairs are made.

The short-term closure of the bridge, which was renamed the Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart Memorial Bridge in 2016, is expected to be in place from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 10.

A detour will be posted using Route 8, Seneca Street, Elm Street and Veterans Bridge in Oil City.

The closure is necessary so repairs can be made to the bridge as part of a group project that includes seven structures in Venango County.

Work on the Petroleum Street bridge includes an epoxy overlay on the deck, and a sealer on the barriers and sidewalk.

Once the closure is lifted, motorists should expect to encounter daytime lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.