DUBOIS – Work to improve Route 255 near the Interstate 80 DuBois/101 interchange 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 22 will feature the following activity:
- The contractor will be placing pipe and inlets on Route 255 from the I-80 overhead bridges to the Unilec entrance. Northbound traffic will be shifted to the center lane in this area.
- The contractor will be excavating along the southbound shoulder of Route 255 from Snappy’s convenience store toward the Treasure Lake entrance. This activity is expected to cause travel delays as the roadway will be reduced to one lane.
- The contractor will continue drilling for waterline placement along the southbound Route 255 shoulder under the I-80 bridges. This activity is not expected to impact traffic until the middle of next 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. Normal work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday.
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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