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Route 119 Scheduled to Close for Bridge Replacement Project in Punxsutawney Borough

Beginning June 18, at 5:30 am, Route 119 will close to traffic between Jenks Avenue and Route 310. The road closure will be in place until late September.

The following detour will be in place (detour map below):

• Route 119 to Route 36 (East Mahoning Avenue)

• Route 36 to Route 2009 (Riker Road)

• Route 2009 to Route 119

The project includes the replacement of the Elk Run Bridge on Route 119 and roadway improvements at the intersection of Routes 119 and 310, including
left-turn lanes.

PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers in the work zone. Remember fines are doubled; drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers

This $3,354,600 bridge replacement and roadway improvement project is being constructed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion, and is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Media contact: Deborah L. Casadei, 724-357-2829

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