Route 255 Project Continues in St. Marys

ST. MARYS – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys is continuing this spring and summer.

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 June 8 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Sunday at 6 p.m. and continue through Friday morning. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.

• During daytime work hours, the contractor will be installing concrete curb.

• During nighttime hours, the contractor will be installing storm drainage between State Street and East Mill Street. Route 255 northbound will be restricted to one lane at this location during daytime and nighttime hours for the entire week.

• Beginning Wednesday during daytime work hours, the contractor will be grading in preparation for bituminous paving.

• Beginning Wednesday during nighttime work hours, the contractor will begin paving the southbound lanes of Route 255. Paving will begin near State Street and progress toward the south.

• Route 255 continues to be restricted to one lane northbound between Random Road and State Street and one lane southbound between Railroad Street and Random Road. This traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours-per-day until further notice.

• West Arch Street will continue to be closed between Route 255 (South St. Marys Street) and Rock Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour. This portion of West Arch Street will remain closed until further notice.

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.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 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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