PennDOT to fix falling road on Route 28 in Boggs
Next week, state officials will start stabilizing a portion of Route 28 in Boggs that has been collapsing for the past several years.
PennDOT engineers blame soft clay and soils — coupled with a rainy spring and summer — for causing the roadway to crack and its shoulder to drop several inches near Caldwell Road.
“This has been an ongoing problem for years, and we've had to patch and repair that part of the road several times,” PennDOT spokeswoman Deborah Casadei said.
“This year, we've had some torrential rainfall, which is when we usually see these things really start moving.”
Casadei said it is one of several active landslide areas PennDOT engineers continually monitor in Armstrong and Indiana counties.
Crews from Clarion-based Francis J. Palo Construction plan to build a rock base beneath the road in hopes of stabilizing the hillside. They plan to install a drainage system to divert stormwater from the hillside, in hopes of keeping it from washing away further, Casadei said.
Officials plan to spend about $525,000 to fix the road.
About 4,900 cars per day travel through the area, according to PennDOT.
Starting on July 18, traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be controlled with a flagger during construction. The project is expected to wrap up in August.
“We're going to do everything in our power to keep this road open during construction, but we won't know exactly what we'll find beneath the roadway until we start digging,” Casadei said.
Route 85 project
PennDOT officials plan to begin restricting traffic to one lane on Route 85 in Cowanshannock on July 16, as crews continue the $1.1 million Hoosick's Mills bridge replacement project.
Officials plan to install a temporary traffic light on Route 85 and Minich Road, which will limit traffic until September.
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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