Construction crews in the Northern Tier are less than a week into a 6-month-long project and already running into some issues.
This video, taken from Troy Borough in Bradford County shows a damaged utility pole, believed to be the result of someone not paying attention to detour signs.
Officials with the company contracted to fix a bridge in that area on Route 14 say that although the alternative route is clearly marked and has been approved by traffic control a number of drivers are not obeying the signs, going outside of the detour they should be utilizing.
Public Information Coordinator Andrew Dressler tells 18 News that police are now helping to enforce the situation.
“If you take it upon yourself to go and break what the sign says to do, and break the law and go around signs, you take a good chance of injuring construction workers along with the public and taking your own health into consideration also,” Andrew Dressler with Walsh Granite Joint Venture said.
As we mentioned, a number of people were without power for some time yesterday as crews repaired that damaged utility police.
Officials wish to remind motorists again that Route 14 Northbound is detoured and that 14 Southbound is able to proceed through the work zone using a lane shift.