Temporary Barrier Scheduled to be set on Route 255

Work near I-80/DuBois to Re-Start Next Week

DUBOIS – Crews will be working today to set a temporary barrier along Route 255 north of Interstate 80.

The barrier is necessary for bridge repair work to take place, as the Route 255 project near the I-80/DuBois 101 interchange resumes Monday. Drivers need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway as barrier is set today.

Once all work is finished later this year, a smoother roadway surface and new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps will provide area drivers with more efficient travel and improved traffic flow.

The temporary barriers will impact traffic, making use of a portion of the northbound lane and the southbound lane and shoulder. Delays are most likely to occur between the Treasure Lake entrance and the Narrows Creek Inn. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout all work on the project.

The barriers will be reset with each phase of the three-phase bridge repair work. PennDOT will issue project updates prior to the start of a new work phase or traffic pattern change. PennDOT reminds drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution.

This project started in May of 2013. Overall work includes milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. Installation of the new signals will get under way later this spring. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.7 million project.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA Web site.

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