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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Update for Northern Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Nov. 18

Elk County
Update for Northern Route 255 Project in Saint Marys, Week of Nov. 18

Saint Marys – Work to improve a northern section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys continues as colder weather sets in. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Nov. 18 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. and continue through Friday. All work will be performed during daytime hours. No work will be performed on Monday.

• Route 255 northbound will be restricted to one lane between Pistner Road and Iron Run Road to install an access road.

• Route 255 will be restricted to one lane in each direction between State Street (Route 120) and Vine Street for the installation of water lines and sanitary sewer lines.

• The contractor will be removing the old traffic signals between the Tractor Supply intersection and Plaza Drive.

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.

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