Route 208 bridge replacement project to begin

From staff reports

A project to replace the 96-year old bridge that carries Route 208 over McKees Run in Clinton Borough and Clinton Township will start next month.

The bridge is located on Route 208 about a half mile east of Route 308 and about one mile west of Pine Hill Road (Route 3005).

The existing bridge will be replaced with a precast concrete box culvert. Work is scheduled to start Oct. 10, weather permitting.

A 15-day detour will be in place starting Oct. 19. The detour will be posted using Route 308, Interstate 80 and Route 38.

The current bridge is a 17-foot-long concrete slab structure that was built in 1922 and is classified as in poor condition. On average, about 1,700 vehicles a day use the bridge.

The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College. The contract cost is $560,565, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.