DUBOIS – Roadwork along state Route 219 just north of DuBois is continuing, with a traffic shift set for Tuesday.
On Tuesday, crews will set barrier to separate traffic from the southbound lane between the Hawbaker plant and the Roadside Cafe. Motorists can expect delays as barrier is set in place. Flaggers will be in place to aide motorists through the work zone. Once barrier is set, all traffic (both north and southbound) will be shifted onto the newly constructed SR 219 northbound lane and shoulder. Work can then take place to reconstruct the southbound lane.
The traffic shift allows the state Department of Transportation to maintain two-way traffic during daylight work hours – lessening delay times through the work zone. The work on this piece of the southbound lanes is expected to last three to four weeks.
Contractor on the $5.8 million job is HRI Inc. PennDOT expects the entire project to be complete by mid November this year, with all work weather dependent. PennDOT reminds motorists to drive with caution through this and all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and to always buckle up.