Northern Route 255 Project Continues in St. Marys

ST. MARYS – Work to improve a northern section of Route 255 in the city of St. Marys is continuing.

The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in St. Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons.

Once the project completes in late summer of 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project.

Activity the week of Sept. 30 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Sunday night at 8 p.m. and continue through Thursday.

• The contractor will continue to work on sanitary sewer during night-time hours. Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in each direction near the South St. Marys and State streets intersection to install the sanitary sewer crossing. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.

• State Street (Route 120) between the Route 255 intersection and Rock Street will be restricted to one lane during working hours to install a water line. This work will be performed all week long during daytime hours. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.

• Route 255 between the Tractor Supply intersection and Pistner Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane during daytime work hours to allow for the completion of driveway tie-ins, installation of raised pavement markers, topsoil and seeding, and miscellaneous clean-up. All lanes will re-open at the end of each work day.

• The contractor will begin installation of a modular retaining wall at the corner of South St. Marys and State streets.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

About a one-mile section of roadway separates this project from PennDOT’s other Route 255 project that stretches from north of Greenbriar Drive to just south of the Kersey/Route 948 intersection.

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