Route 255 Project Update for St. Marys

ST. MARYS – Route 255 improvements are continuing from the Route 948 intersection in Fox Township to the intersection at Tractor Supply Co.

When the project completes in late summer 2013, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project.

Starting Sept. 10, the work zone will stretch from approximately Greenbriar Drive, Route 593, to the intersection at Tractor Supply Co.

Continued lane closures are to be expected in the work area. The northbound and southbound travel (right) lanes will be closed 24 hours per day and seven days per week until the work listed below is complete.

The northbound and southbound passing lanes will remain open to through traffic.
Plans for the week of Sept. 10 include:

• Blacktop paving will continue throughout the week. Drivers are advised to be prepared for changing traffic patterns and possible travel delays during daytime paving operations.

Motorists should allow for additional commute time due to periodic traffic congestion at the Wal-Mart intersection and traffic signal.
Drivers are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Traffic congestion may be heavy at times and motorists should use caution and remain patient.

Overall work includes concrete repair, paving, installation of overhead signage, drainage improvements, concrete curbing, guide rail updates and pavement markings.

This project is expected to overlap with PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that will begin in 2013. That project will stretch from the Tractor Supply intersection to Route 120 in downtown St. Marys. All work is weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Inc. is the contractor on this $6.3 million project.

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