Route 322 bridge work near Lewistown will resume on March 1 and area drivers will encounter new traffic patterns and lane restrictions through the work zone beginning March 7.
The lane restrictions are necessary as a project to rehabilitate six bridges between Burnham and Reedsville continues.
On March 7, westbound drivers will begin using a crossover near the Burnham exit, travelling in a single lane into the 322 eastbound passing lane. They will cross back over to the westbound lanes near the Belleville/Reedsville interchange. Eastbound traffic will move through the work zone in the eastbound, right travel lane. This set-up allows for one lane for eastbound traffic and one lane for westbound traffic in the eastbound lanes between Burnham and Reedsville. This traffic pattern will be in effect through late August. Lane width will be restricted to 11-feet.
This work is part of a multi-year bridge rehabilitation project on Route 322 from Reedsville to Burnham in Derry and Brown Townships. Work is scheduled through the 2014 construction season and includes bridge repair, painting, drainage, and paving. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $11.8 million job. All work is weather and schedule dependent.