Work on additional turning lane starting at Edgewood Intersection in Kittanning
PennDOT officials plan to start building a second turning lane from South Water Street to Indiana Pike at the Edgewood Intersection next month to accommodate traffic going to the Armstrong Junior-Senior High School that's being built in Manor Township.
A portion of the southernmost traffic island on Indiana Pike is being removed to make way for the turning lane, said PennDOT engineer Nate Adams. Traffic will not be restricted during this part of the project.
“We're expecting to see a lot more traffic coming through the intersection because of the new school, especially school buses,” Adams said. “With one left-turning lane from South Water, we aren't able to move enough traffic through there.”
The school is expected to be completed in June 2015 at a cost of $55 million. It will house about 1,775 students in grades seven through 12.
PennDOT will limit traffic to one lane on Indiana Pike during paving and line painting on the road project in the summer. Crews will work on the project only on weekends, since the intersection is part of a detour stemming from a lane closure on the Kittanning Citizens Bridge while it is being repaired and repainted.
“We want to make sure we're not there when people are trying to get to and from work all week,” Adams said.
The $361,595 project is being done by Traffic Control & Engineering Co. of West Mifflin. It is expected to be completed in December.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or email@example.com.
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