DUBOIS – DuBois area drivers will encounter night-time paving again this week as work continues on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Mall.
Crews will begin base paving Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Work hours on Beaver Drive and Shaffer Road are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is finish paving that is part of the overall project aimed at easing congestion and making travel through the area smoother and more efficient. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
During the night-time paving, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Shaffer Road. The Shaffer Road pattern will be enforced by roadway flaggers. Paving on Beaver Drive will require a full closure near the intersection with Shaffer Road. Businesses on Beaver Drive will be accessible but drivers will not be able to travel through the intersection from Beaver Drive. Drivers will need to use Route 255 and Division Street to get to the DuBois Mall area.
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 fall, with signal upgrades scheduled for spring of 2013. The contractor on this $1.2 million project is Francis J. Palo Construction Co. of Clarion.
PennDOT reminds drivers to proceed with caution through all work zones, be alert for flaggers in the roadway, and always buckle up.
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