|Indiana, Pa. - PennDOT Engineering District 10 advises motorists to slow down when approaching the Foxburg Bridge replacement project in Hovey Township, Armstrong County, and Foxburg Borough, Clarion County.|
Increased school traffic beginning Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, may cause vehicle stacking along Route 268 on the Armstrong County side of the project while motorists wait to cross the existing one-lane bridge. Stacked traffic may include buses and other vehicles carrying students to and from Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools, located along Route 58 just north of Foxburg.
Motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop. A temporary traffic signal has been set up to direct traffic across the bridge. Signs and variable message boards have been placed along Route 268 in both directions to warn motorists to slow down. The speed limit through the project area is posted at 40 miles per hour.
Motorists using Route 58 should be prepared to stop at the entrance to the bridge on the Clarion County side of the project.
"We must all work together to maintain the safety of the traveling public - and more specifically, the safety of children traveling to and from school," said District 10 Executive Joseph P. Dubovi III, P.E. "It is necessary that motorists heed the warnings provided on construction signs and message boards and appropriately alter their driving."
Work on the $10.1 million project to replace the Foxburg Bridge began in February. When completed in 2009, the new bridge will carry two-way traffic over the Allegheny River adjacent to the location of the existing bridge. Prime contractor for the project is Beech Construction Inc. of Carnegie.
For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, access PennDOT District 10's website at www.dot.state.pa.us/district10.