Traffic changes on North Center Avenue start Tuesday night

If you normally drive on Route 601 (North Center Avenue) in Somerset near the Turnpike, this is for you!

A new traffic pattern is needed to keep motorists and workers safe during the construction of a replacement bridge on North Center Avenue carrying traffic over the PA Turnpike at milepost 110.

Beginning Wednesday, July 11, traffic will be diverted to a two-lane temporary bridge adjacent to the existing North Center Avenue bridge. A pedestrian walkway will also be attached to the temporary bridge for use during construction.

Some delays are expected while flaggers direct traffic (from 8:30 on Tuesday evening until 11:00 on Wednesday morning) during the traffic switch to the temporary bridge.