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PennDOT wraps up projects

| Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005

KITTANNING -- PennDOT Engineering District 10 announced the completion of several projects in Armstrong County as the official construction season came to a close last week.

"This has been another great year for highway improvements in District 10," said George McAuley, assistant district executive for construction.

Some of the major projects for this year's schedule included the completion of the $3.7 million Tarrtown Road Bridge in East Franklin, which was completed in October, using shredded tires to create a lightweight fill for the bridge approaches on the newly aligned road.

Work began in the spring on the $2.7 million restoration, rehabilitation and resurfacing project on Route 28 near Spaces Corners north of Kittanning.

The project will add an additional climbing/turning lane, resurfacing, paved shoulders, a guide rail and drainage to Route 28 in Rayburn Township, and will be completed next year.

Construction was also completed on the $3.6 million preventive maintenance project Route 66 expressway that rehabilitated the highway from the bottom of Indiana Pike Hill to Ford City. The project also included the restoration of three bridges.

Contract workers completed $3 million in surface improvement workaround the county this summer including on key roadways such as Routes 422 and 56.

PennDOT also completed the $687,781 Route 1031 Limeback slide repair project to fix a slide that occurred south of Templeton in Boggs Township. The project realigned the roadway away from the slide area and also widened, reconstructed, and resurfaced the roadway.

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