PennDOT to close Prospect Avenue April 4 to replace Rathmel Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that Prospect Avenue (State Route 2033) will be closing April 4 for the replacement of Rathmel Bridge #2 in Winslow Township, Jefferson County.

Contractor, Francis J. Palo Inc. of Clarion, PA will be replacing the existing structure that carries Prospect Avenue (State Route 2033) over Soldier Run.

To detour, motorists should follow US 322 to West Liberty Road (State Route 2016) to Prospect Ave. (State Route 2033).  The detour is 3.4 miles.

This $762,000 bridge improvement project is anticipated to be completed by the end of July 2022.

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

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

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