TIONESTA, Pa. – Work will begin soon to rehabilitate the bridge that carries Route 36 over Hunter Run in Tionesta.
Work on the bridge, which is located just north of the Route 62 bridge that enters Tionesta Borough, is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 28, weather permitting.
The project will include the stabilization of the existing wingwalls, reinforcement of the bank along Hunter Run with large stone, and fish baffles, which alter the flow of the water to provide rest areas for migrating fish.
Motorists may encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers and should expect delays during active work hours.
The bridge work is expected to be completed in September 2023.
The existing bridge was built in 1959 and is classified as in poor condition. Approximately 1,600 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average.
The contractor is Mekis Construction Corporation of Fenelton, PA. The contract cost is $362,730, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.