DUBOIS – A DuBois project to improve traffic flow near the DuBois Mall is continuing and a portion of Beaver Drive is closed this week. Through Friday morning, the eastern end of Beaver Drive is closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastern end is near Shaffer Road and the DuBois Mall.
Beaver Drive businesses between Division Street and Shaffer Road can be reached by using the Division Street intersection. The official detour for the closure directs motorists to use Shaffer Road, Route 255, East DuBois Avenue, and Division Street.
Overall work on the project includes roadway widening on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive, the addition of turn lanes for the Shaffer Road/Beaver Drive intersection, latex deck overlay for the Sandy Lick Creek Bridge on Shaffer Road, and signal upgrades.
PennDOT expects roadwork to be finished late this year, with signal upgrades scheduled for spring of 2013. The contractor on this $1.2 million project is Francis J. Palo Construction Co. of Clarion.
Drivers are reminded to follow detour signs, remain patient during travel delays, and be alert for crews working along the roadway. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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