ST. MARYS – Work to improve a northern section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys is continuing, with a major traffic switch coming soon.
The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in St. Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons.
Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project.
Activity the week of Sept. 23 will include:
• The contractor will begin work on Sunday night at 8 p.m. and continue through Thursday.
• State Street (Route 120) between the Route 255 intersection and Rock Street will be restricted to one lane during working hours to install a sanitary sewer line. This work will be performed all week long during night-time work hours. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Work will progress toward Route 255 during the week. Near the end of the work week crews will be crossing South St. Marys Street (Route 255) at the State Street (Route 120) intersection. Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in each direction in this area during night-time work hours to allow for the installation of a sanitary sewer line.
• Route 255 between the Tractor Supply intersection and Pistner Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction with a center turning lane during daytime work hours to allow for the completion of driveway tie-ins and miscellaneous clean up. All lanes will re-open at the end of each work day.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.
Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.
About a one-mile section of roadway separates this project from PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that stretches from north of Greenbriar Drive to just south of the Kersey/Route 948 intersection.
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