Work to cause delays on Route 356 in Allegheny Township
Crews from Tresco Paving in Plum work on milling Route 356 near Garvers Ferry Road in Allegheny Township on Tuesday, June, 25, 2013. The work is part of a 7-mile repaving project that began on Monday, restricting traffic to one lane between Labelle Vue Road in Allegheny Township and the Freeport Bridge.
Photo by Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch
People driving on Route 356 in Allegheny Township should be on the lookout for a moving work zone over the next few weeks.
A project to improve sections of the road's surface and repair a few small bridges started Monday and will continue through July 10.
The work area covers 7 to 8 miles of Route 356 from Labelle Vue Road north to River Landing Drive.
Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Traffic will be restricted to a single lane when and where needed, PennDOT spokesman Jay Ofsanik said.
“Motorists should be aware of changing conditions,” he said. “They're not just working in one area. They're working in that 7-mile area throughout the next three weeks.”
Tresco Paving of Plum is the contractor on the $4 million project.
Between 7,000 and 11,000 vehicles travel the section of Route 356 each day, Ofsanik said.
“It's just work that needs to be done,” Ofsanik said. “It's not in terrible shape. We don't want to wait until the road gets in terrible shape before we do improvements.”
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4701 or email@example.com.
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