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Friday, August 15, 2014

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Aug. 17

Route 255 Improvements Continue in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Aug. 17

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing as we move through summer. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once the project completes this fall, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Aug. 17 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Sunday at 7 p.m. and continue through Thursday afternoon. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.

• Route 255 will continue to be restricted to one northbound lane between Random Road and Mill Street and one southbound lane between Railroad Street and Random Road. This traffic pattern will remain in place 24-hours per-day until further notice.

• Vine Street will continue to be closed between Route 255 (South Saint Marys Street) and Chestnut Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route. This portion of Vine Street will remain closed until further notice.

• On Sunday night, the contractor will be installing storm drainage across East Mill Street at the Route 255 intersection. East Mill Street will be restricted to one lane during the installation of the storm pipe. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Route 255 will remain open to one lane in each direction at this location.

• Beginning on Wednesday during daytime hours, the contractor will be placing curb along the east side of Route 255 between Pistner Road and Arch Street.

• The contractor will continue with installation of a retaining wall along Route 255 near Vine Street.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be installing storm drainage along Route 255.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will be working on driveways on the west side of Route 255.

• During daytime hours, the contractor will continue grading for curb and sidewalk along Route 255.

• During night-time hours, the contractor will continue grading the northbound lanes on Route 255.

• The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding areas along Route 120.

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 to 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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