Drivers using the I-376 bridge in Vanport and Potter townships for travel to and from daytime work should expect delays beginning Monday.

The bridge will be restricted to single lanes in each direction starting at 7 a.m. weekdays until mid-March, weather permitting.

PennDOT announced today the lane restrictions will occur in the westbound lanes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in the eastbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Workers will be installing bird screens along the span. The screens prevent birds from roosting in the bridge’s box chords.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 860 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 accessible on the 511PA website.

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So why didn’t they install these when they last worked on the bridge, delaying and restricting traffic for what seemed like 2 years? Penn Dot: Where 4 people stand still, leaning on brooms while one person stands in a ditch and looks lost.


Shouldn’t this have been done immediately after the painting was finished, which has been like a year ago? This has always been the problem in PA—at any level of government—looking just far enough into the future to see the end of one’s own nose.