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MONTOURSVILLE - PennDOT District 3 announced on Thursday that a project to rehabilitate a bridge on Route 187 in Bradford County will soon be under way. The contract is being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

PennDOT awarded HRI, Inc. from Williamsport, Lycoming County, a $1,046,892 contract to rehabilitate the Route 187 Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Wysox and Asylum townships.

PennDOT expects work to begin on Aug. 24. The Durell Bridge, also known as the Wysox River Bridge, will receive new paved shoulders, new parapets and an epoxy overlay on the deck. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers until a barricade is installed between the work area and the travel lanes. Although there will be a 10-foot width restriction when the barricade is in place, traffic will not be detoured.

Work is expected to be completed by June 2010.

Within the nine-county north central region, PennDOT will invest $45 million of federal economic recovery funds on transportation projects that range from resurfacings and bridge replacements to guide rail and traffic sign upgrades.

To learn more about how the federal economic stimulus will benefit Pennsylvania, visit www.recovery.pa.gov.