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Friday, August 9, 2013

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Aug. 12

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of Aug. 12

 Work to improve Route 255 near the I-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 Aug. 12 will feature the following activity:

• On Monday and Tuesday, motorists should expect lengthy delays as the contractor will be performing widening work between Treasure Lake and the Fairfield Inn on the southbound side of the route. Flaggers will be in place through the work area.
• The contractor will complete drainage work in the southbound lanes. Delays are possible as this work is carried out.

Motorists should expect to encounter flaggers throughout the entire 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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