Route 219 Improvements Bring Night Paving in Ridgway

Main Street parking will be affected
RIDGWAY – This week brings night paving as PennDOT continues roadway and intersection improvement work on Route 219 in Ridgway. When work completes this fall, area drivers will enjoy smoother, more efficient travel through the Route 219/Route 948 (Main Street) intersection in downtown Ridgway.

Beginning Monday, the contractor will be working overnight, with hours set for 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work is scheduled to last until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Depending on work progress, paving may also take place Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

This work will include milling and repaving of the Route 219/Route 948 (Main Street) intersection. The limits of the work zone are Baker Ally to Court Street and approximately 200 feet north of the intersection on North Broad Street. Some minor traffic signal work may continue during daylight hours through this time period.

Parking is not permitted on Main Street from South Broad Street to Court Street during the scheduled night work periods.

There will be flaggers in place to enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Drivers should anticipate delays and are encouraged to take alternate routes. PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution.

These intersection improvements are the final piece of PennDOT’s Osterhout Street project. Osterhout Street opened to truck traffic late last year, allowing trucks to travel directly from the bottom of the Boot Jack Hill Bypass at Route 120 to Route 219 north, avoiding downtown Ridgway.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is scheduled to end by the beginning of October. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. is the contractor on this $2.75 million project.

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