The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has begun road improvement work on Route 255 in Sandy and Huston Township, Clearfield County.
The four-mile work zone stretches from the Sandy Lick Creek near the village of Sabula toward Penfield and the intersection with Route 153.
The project will improve drainage, as well as roadway and structure integrity, and enhance safety along this travel route.
Signage for the project is in place and crews began drainage work earlier this week. Along with drainage improvements, overall work will include tree trimming, new inlets, milling, resurfacing, structure repairs, roadway safety paint markings and new traffic lines.
Paving and installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Penfield Route 255/153 intersection will also be included.
Traffic control for roadway and drainage work will feature daylight flagging and alternating traffic patterns. Traffic control for the structure work will feature temporary traffic signals enforcing an alternating traffic pattern.
PennDOT expects the project to finish in early November, with all work weather and schedule dependent. HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $6.2 million job.
Drivers are reminded to be alert for flaggers in and near the roadway, use caution through work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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