ST. MARYS – Work to improve a northern section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys continues as colder weather approaches. 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 of 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.
Activity the week of Nov. 4 will include:
• The contractor will begin work on Sunday night at 8 p.m. and continue through Thursday.
• The contractor will continue to work on sanitary sewer during daytime hours. Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound between Vine and State streets (Route 120).
• State Street (Route 120) between the Route 255 intersection and Rock Street will be restricted to one lane during working hours as work to install a water line continues. This work will be performed all week long during night-time hours. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.
• During night-time work hours, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in each direction between Vine and State streets (Route 120) to install a water line. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.
• The contractor places to activate the new traffic signals at the following intersections: Tractor Supply, School Road, Ford Road, and Plaza Drive. After the new signals are functional, the existing traffic signals will be removed. This work was rescheduled from last week.
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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