Boggs Township bridge work to require detours

Upcoming bridge work in Boggs Township means detours for those traveling through the area.

The state-owned bridge crossing Little Marsh Creek along Yarnell/Little Marsh Creek roads will be closed for reconstruction, according to a state Department of Transportation news release. Construction is expected to begin this month with completion slated for late October.

The bridge’s weight limit is posted at 32 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles, the release said. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove the weight limits.

Replacement will also remove the bridge from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Centre County, the release said.

During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Howard Divide Road, state Route 150 and Moose Run Road, the release said.

The bridge replacement marks another bridge in Centre County to be reconstructed under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners to quickly replace 10 aging bridges in the county by the end of 2017. Bridges in Rush, Worth, Boggs, Snow Shoe, Spring and Haines townships, as well as the boroughs of Unionville and Port Matilda were identified as replacement projects in March.

The project is the largest construction contract ever awarded by PennDOT at $899 million.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews