Bridge repair project on Tarklin Road, Cranberry Township, Venango County, to begin soon


Work will begin soon to rehabilitate the bridge that carries Tarklin Road (Route 2004) over Tarklin Run in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

The work will include replacing the concrete bridge deck and barriers, and updating the guide rails.

The bridge, which is an adjacent box girder bridge, is expected to be closed from May 2, 2022, weather permitting. A 13 mile detour will be posted using Hill City Road (Route 2015), Route 157 and Camp Coffman Road (Route 2017). The new bridge is expected to be inaugurated in June 2022.

The bridge was built in 1981 and is rated in fair condition. About 450 vehicles per day use the bridge, on average.

The contractor is Thomas Construction, Inc, of Grove City, PA. The cost of the contract is $471,098, which must be paid with federal funds.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving through work zones, as well as to be alert for changing conditions, avoid distractions, and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work areas for your safety and that of workers.

Motorists can check conditions on major roads by visiting The 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to over 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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