Daylight restrictions coming to Route 30
Motorists on Route 30 in the City of Jeannette will start to experience some daytime delays while utilities are relocated to accommodate the ongoing project.
Drivers who travel Route 30 between Possum Hollow Road and the Toll 66 Interchange will see utility relocation work is beginning along the established Route 30 work zone area. The utility work includes water line installation and fiber optic cable placement. The only difference drivers will notice is that utility work is permitted to take place during daylight hours. PennDOT's construction work is now complete until the utilities are relocated.
Because the first phase of this $8 million project, which will widen this stretch of Route 30, is complete for now, night operations are suspended at this time. Various utility companies will work during the daytime through the spring. Heavy congestion is expected, according to PennDOT, and drivers should allow for extra time.
PennDOT is expected to return to its nighttime work in April and remain until the project is finished. Overnight work will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
During those hours traffic is reduced to a single lane, usually in one direction only. Single-lane closures are implemented Mondays through Thursdays, but in the event of bad weather, on weekdays the contractor, Frank J. Zottola Construction, will work Friday evenings to make up for the lost day.
The project is expected to be finished in October.
The project work consists of widening the existing four-lane roadway to five lanes to add left-turn standby lanes.
Four traffic signals will be replaced, drainage will be upgraded and curb-gutter will be installed.
The entire project will be paved with new asphalt.
Kristie Linden is an editor for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-838-5154.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Couple return to Jeannette to operate Junk for Joy shop
- Jeannette Soccer Club to enter 27th season this fall
- Jeannette will not put fate of paid fire department in voters’ hands