A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement group project gets under way this week in Elk and Clearfield counties, with work in Cameron County to follow.
The project will bring roadway improvements to 32 locations in the three counties and provide smoother, safer travel for regional motorists.
This week, crews are concentrating their efforts in Elk and Clearfield counties, with work on ADA curbs and ramps beginning on Wednesday, July 13 along the “Diamond” on Route 120 in downtown St. Marys.
Traffic impacts should be minimal but delays will occur for concrete pours. This work is expected to last through July and will be followed by paving in downtown St. Marys.
Nighttime paving will take place Thursday and Friday on Route 879 in Lawrence Township. Crews will be milling and paving Route 879 from Industrial Park Road toward the truck stop. Work hours will be 6 p.m. – 5 a.m., with the potential for work to extend into Saturday morning.
Drivers should expect travel delays, with roadway flaggers enforcing an alternating traffic pattern. Traffic entering and existing I-80 at the 120 interchange could also impact travel on this section of Route 879.
Route 1004 (Market Street) in downtown Clearfield will also be milled and paved in July, from the Market Street Bridge to Fourth Street.
The nighttime work on Market Street could start as early as Friday night but will most likely begin Monday, July 18 and run through Friday, July 22. Work hours will be 6 p.m. – 5 a.m. Drivers should expect travel delays, with roadway flaggers enforcing an alternating traffic pattern.
Work in Cameron County will begin at a later date and PennDOT will issue updates on work as locations change and traffic impacts occur.
Grannas Brothers of Hollidaysburg is the contractor on this $7.8 million job, which is expected to finish by early November. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Drivers are reminded to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
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