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Friday, June 16, 2017

Route 6 Project to Start Soon near Smethport

Smethport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that a slide remediation project will begin soon on Route 6, about 1 ½ miles southwest of Smethport in McKean County.

Next week, crews will be working to set traffic control measures and place temporary traffic signals in flash mode.

The following week, this area of Route 6 will be restricted to one lane. Beginning Tuesday, June 27, an alternating traffic pattern will be in effect, controlled by temporary traffic signals. The signals will remain in place through the completion of the project, which is expected in mid-September.

Overall work will include soil nailed slopes, placement of a geosynthetic reinforced soil slope, paving, guide rail updates, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer, PA is the contractor on this $536,000.00 project. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, 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

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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Anonymous said...

Looks as if it should be one land now!!!! A large tractor trailer
could cave it in.

Anonymous said...

There are now 4 red lights/construction zones between Smethport and Hazel Hurst. Perhaps things should have been space out a bit better? And wasn't that bridge in Kasson repaired last year?

Jeff Wolfe said...

Bridge in Kasson was "stabilized" as I understood it, to make it through til replacement. Not easy for me to get to work in Smethport and back home to Jewett each day, but the one in Hazel Hurst should be open completely soon. PS - my wife and I go through Ormsby and out Lindholm sometimes on the way to work or coming back home - it's actually about the same time wise and saves going through all the traffic signals. :-)

Slick Willy B said...

You "whiners" need to quit your bitching about road construction. At least some of our tax money is being spent around here for these improvements and repairs.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen it, in person? I don't even like driving my car next to it.

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's looks like it couldn't even hold up a car?