DUBOIS – Work to improve Route 255 near the Interstate 80 DuBois/101 interchange that began in April, is continuing. 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.
Work the week of July 8 will feature the following activity:
- The contractor will work between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Monday and Friday.
- Roadway patching and waterline work will take place between the eastbound I-80 ramps on Route 255 to Treasure Lake. Patching work is expected to complete next week, however the waterline work will continue.
- Work to widen the roadway will soon begin for this project, perhaps as early as this week.
Motorists should expect to encounter flaggers in the work zone and significant travel delays. Drivers should give themselves extra time to travel through the area. PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution.
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.
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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