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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drilling companies to upgrade three state routes in Bradford and Tioga Counties; work starts this week with detours

Travel Advisory
Drilling companies to upgrade three state routes in Bradford and Tioga Counties; work starts this week with detours

Motorists in Bradford and Tioga counties are advised that road contractors working for Shell Western Exploration & Production (SWEPI) and Chesapeake Appalachia will upgrade sections of three state highways in the northern tier over the coming weeks.

Starting this week, a 15-mile section of Route 414 in Canton Township, Bradford County, and Liberty and Union Townships, Tioga County will be upgraded from Bloss Mountain Road to Route 14. Local traffic access will be maintained while through truck traffic will be detoured via Routes 15 and 14. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 31. SWEPI is paying for this project.

Starting this week a 7.6-mile section of State Route 1012 (Mercur Hill Road) in Wysox, Standing Stone and Herrick Townships in Bradford County, will be upgraded from Route 6 to Herrickville Road. Local traffic access will be maintained while through truck traffic will be detoured via Route 6, Rummerfield Creek Road and Herrickville Road. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 21. Chesapeake is paying for this project.

Starting this week a 4.6-mile section of State Route 1023 (Keene Summit Road) in Wysox and Standing Stone Townships will be upgraded from Route 6 to Grimes Road. Local traffic access will be maintained while through truck traffic will be detoured via Route 6 and Mercur Hill Road. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 21. Chesapeake is paying for this project.

SWEPI and Chesapeake Appalachia have excess maintenance agreements with PennDOT on these roads that require the companies to repair any excess roadway damage as a result of their trucking operations. The companies determined it would be more cost-effective to upgrade these roads to support heavy-truck traffic rather than continue to make repairs.

The companies’ road contractors will grind the existing roadways and their bases. The ground material will be mixed with concrete and serve as the new base for the roadways. Finally, the contractors will apply new blacktop.

9 comments :

coho said...

Thank God that these companies are maintaining and improving the roads to benefit all of us. They must care about the local people and comunities. Its a sure thing that the state cant afford to do it.

Anonymous said...

Everyone talks bad about these companies but theyre doing more for us and the roads than the state is. Penn Dot should not even be involved, these drilling companies could do it themselves or subcontract the jobs to other companies that would do the work better and cheaper than pennDot could ever think of. This is a good thing for all of us.

Anonymous said...

penn dots just sitting back till the gas companies fix the roads.. They know that people will bitch and that will get the oil and the gas company will be suppling it because they want to use the roads.

Anonymous said...

You drill babies need to stop blogging cause your not foolin anybody.

coho said...

Im not a 'drill baby', but my business is booming.

Anonymous said...

The oil and gas companies are the ones destroying the roads. They SHOULD be the ones fixing them. You people think they're doing this to benefit us all. Pul-eeze.

Anonymous said...

COHO imagine that!

Anonymous said...

Coho doesn`t have any business... Don`t take his bait

coho said...

Think what you want, My bar and restaurant is doing a great business because of these wells.