DUBOIS – Installation of new signal poles and signal arms is expected to start this week on PennDOT’s Route 255 project near Interstate 80, north of DuBois. Drivers need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway as this work begins.
Crews will begin installing the signal poles today, and traffic will be restricted to two lanes through the project area. Some brief interruptions may occur as work progresses.
Then, on Wednesday or Thursday, the contractor will place the signal arms. This work will result in lengthy delays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., as traffic is stopped for the installation of the signal arms.
Once all work on the project 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.
Temporary barriers were set in place last week between the Treasure Lake entrance and the Narrows Creek Inn. Two-way traffic is being maintained throughout the work zone, outside of any flagging operations.
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 underway 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.
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