Roadways closed for repairs

From staff reports

Route 8 in Barkeyville

The bridge that carries Route 8 over a tributary of Wolf Creek in Barkeyville Borough will be closed for seven days starting Sunday.

The closure is necessary in order to replace the bridge with a box culvert. The bridge is located near the entrance to Ward Trucking, between the intersection of Route 8 and Gibb Road and the intersection of Route 8 and Gilmore Road (Route 3004).

In connection with the project, Route 8 will be closed at the bridge from this Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 11. A detour will be posted using Route 8, Interstate 80 and Route 308.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers.

Route 322 in Franklin

Route 322 (13th Street) is closed in Franklin for roadway repairs.

The road is closed from the intersection with Howard Street to the intersection with Atlantic Avenue (Route 4004).

The project includes asphalt paving as well as improvements to drainage, traffic signals, pavement markings and signage.

A truck detour is posted using Route 322, Route 417, and Route 8.

A car detour is posted using Route 322, Route 8, Front Street (Route 4002), and Route 417.

The road is expected to be open in 10 days, weather permitting.

The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College. The contract is $872,564, which is to be paid 100 percent with federal funds.