ST. MARYS – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys is continuing through winter.
The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in St. Marys. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.
Activity the week of March 3 will include:
• The contractor will begin work today at 7 a.m. and continue through Thursday. All work will be performed during daytime hours.
• Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between Vine Street and State Street for the installation of sanitary sewer lines.
• The contractor will begin installing temporary traffic signals at the Vine Street intersection.
• East Arch Street will continue to be closed between South St. Marys Street (Route 255) and Chestnut Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route. This portion of East Arch Street will remain closed until further notice. The closure is required for the installation of a sanitary sewer line.
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 to 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.
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