The three-year construction on Route 119 through Homer City takes another step forward this weekend with another traffic pattern change.
PennDOT says that starting tomorrow, northbound traffic will move to the newly-constructed bridge and once that shift has taken place, work will begin on the southbound bridge. Drivers should be prepared to stop and expect congestion and delays. The work will finish for the season in November and resume next spring.
Much remains to be done on the $15.25 million Three Bridges Project, which began in June of last year in Homer City and Center Township. In addition to the rebuilt northbound and southbound bridges, the project includes the elimination of the bridges over Tide Road and an abandoned private railroad, with Tide Road reconfigured to become an intersection with 119. The project also includes the widening of 119 and new concrete separator barriers between the northbound and southbound lanes, plus a new traffic signal for the dangerous Route 119/Route 56 intersection.
All of the work is finally expected to be completed in the late fall of next year.