Lewistown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) issued an update today on a resurfacing project in Juniata and Mifflin Counties. While there is no work scheduled in either county on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, PennDOT advises drivers to expect the following conditions for the remainder of the week.
In Mifflin County:
The contractor plans to install shoulder stabilization on Route 3019 (Newton Road) near Newton Hamilton on Tuesday, September 6. Traffic control for shoulder stabilization will consist of an alternating pattern controlled by flaggers. The contractor expects to complete this work in one day.
The contractor will mill the roadway surface of Wayne Street between the intersections of Water Street and Newton Road on Wednesday, September 7. Traffic control for milling operations will also consist of an alternating pattern controlled by flaggers.
The contractor intends to start paving operations on Wayne Street between the intersections of Water Street and Route 22 on Thursday, September 8 and continue through Saturday, September 10. Traffic control will again consist of flaggers in the roadway enforcing an alternating pattern.
The contractor plans to continue centerline rumble strip installation and painting of the centerline on Route 103 Friday, September 9. These daylight patterns are again to be enforced by flaggers in the roadway.
In Juniata County:
On Friday, September 9, the contractor plans to continue installing centerline rumble strips on Route 75 and paint the centerline and edge lines on Route 75 in Juniata County from Honey Grove to East Waterford. Flaggers in the roadway will enforce daylight alternating traffic control patterns. Drivers should expect short travel delays.
Other Juniata County roads seeing work this year are:
Route 1003 (Tennis Park Road) from Lost Creek toward Mountain Road
Route 850 (Middle Road/Liberty Valley Road) from the Route 75 intersection in Honey Grove to the Juniata/Perry county line.
Route 2003 (Doe Run Road) from Main Street just outside Port Royal to the Cedar Springs Road intersection near Adams Cemetery.
Other Mifflin County roads seeing work this year are:
4007 (Jacks Mountain Rd/Wills Rd) in Menno Township from the Menno/Oliver Township line to Route 655.
Overall work includes milling, placement of binder and wearing courses, final paving, guide rail updates, pavement markings, and miscellaneous construction. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA, is the contractor on this project.
This work is part of a $4.4 million project to address improvements on more than 20 miles of roadway in Mifflin and Juniata counties. PennDOT anticipates completion in late September. All work is dependent on weather and works schedules.
PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution and not to follow trucks into the closed lane as they deliver material.
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