The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will make a traffic pattern change tomorrow, Aug. 23 for bridges that are part of the Route 255 project from Sabula to Penfield.
The current set-up at the bridges features temporary signals that enforce an alternating traffic pattern in the northbound lane.
Tomorrow, the set-up will change to the temporary signals enforcing an alternating traffic pattern in the southbound lane. Drivers can expect travel delays while the switch is being made.
The project will improve drainage, as well as roadway and structure integrity, and enhance safety along this travel route.
Overall project work includes tree trimming, new inlets and drainage improvements, milling, resurfacing, structure repairs, roadway safety paint markings and new traffic lines.
Paving and installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Penfield Route 255/153 intersection will also be included.
PennDOT expects the project to finish this fall, with all work weather and schedule dependent. HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $6.2 million job.
Drivers are reminded to use caution through 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 www.projects.penndot.gov.
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