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Friday, April 14, 2017

Road Work to Start Next Week in McKean and Potter Counties

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project for McKean and Potter counties will get underway Monday, April 17. The project will bring improvements to more than 27 miles of road surface across sections of ten roads in the two counties--providing smoother, safer travel for regional motorists.

Overall work includes milling and resurfacing, curbing, sidewalks, guide rail updates, and miscellaneous items. Work will vary from section to section. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Next week, crews are scheduled to perform work at the following locations:

McKean County: Route 155 in the northern Port Allegany area—joint repair;
Route 44 from the McKean/Potter county line to the New York state line—
joint repair;

Potter County: Route 49 from the Route 44 intersection to east of the Allegany Township line—
milling and resurfacing;

Work zones will feature a daylight alternating traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Short travel delays should be expected.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5.7 million job, which is expected to finish by the end of October.

Other locations scheduled to see work in 2017 are:

Route 346 (West Washington Street) in Bradford
Route 44 in Coudersport
Route 49 in the Harrison Valley area
Route 1003 (South Street), south of Ulysses
Route 1005 (Phoenix Road) in Hector Township
Route 4003 (Clara Road) bridge approaches
Route 4009 (Baker Creek Road) in Hebron and Allegany Townships
Route 4014 (Plank Road) in Sharon Township

PennDOT will issue updates on work locations for this project as progress allows. Drivers are reminded to use caution in all 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


Anonymous said...

just curious, what is "joint repair?" There are no joints visible on 44N towards NYS, just a bunch of holes, cracks, and ravines.

Anonymous said...

I challenge any politician for this area or any Penndot official or any Allegheny National Forest tourism promoter to travel Route 59 between Marshburg and Kinzua Dam and then brag about what a lovely ride it is and then think about the upcoming tourist season and all the money this area will be losing once word of the deplorable conditions of that road reaches areas other than the "big woods". Heaven forbid any bikers try to ride that road and enjoy it. I can't believe they even have that road open to travel? Any number of the five to ten thousand potholes could throw a bike down. C'Mon Penndot and politicians, you're better than that, get something done on that section of road before somebody gets killed.

Anonymous said...

No, they're not better than that 5:13. The roads prove it.

Little Johnny the flatlander said...

The roads down here around Philly are pretty nice. Thanks for your contribution stump jumpers!