DUBOIS – On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, PennDOT has announced that work to improve Route 255 near the I-80 DuBois/101 interchange will begin today. When work completes in mid-October, a smoother roadway surface and new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps will provide area drivers with more efficient travel and improved traffic flow.
Crews will begin work today to set signage and lay out the work area. Overall work on Route 255 will include milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps. The work zone stretches from the new Fairfield Inn to just north of Snappy’s convenience store.
As work starts, traffic impacts will be minimal but as activity picks up, motorists can expect to encounter flaggers in the work zone and potential travel delays. Later this spring, temporary traffic signals will be placed near the Treasure Lake entrance to ease traffic flow through the area. PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is scheduled to end by mid-October of this year. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.4 million project.
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