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PennDOT updates status of road projects

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 2:09 a.m.

PennDOT District 12 has announced the status of several road repair projects in the area as of Sept. 29.

In Westmoreland County:

  • The second phase of major construction continues on Route 22 in Murrysville. Mainline Route 22 traffic continues to use the newly reconstructed eastbound and westbound lanes. Major intersections are controlled with temporary traffic signals. The $29.8 million project is being done in 10 phases.

    Closings of other side streets (McCloy Avenue, Carson Avenue, Branthoover Cutoff, Laird Drive, School Road and Cozy Inn) occur as construction proceeds in a west to east direction.

    One-lane traffic patterns continue in eastbound lanes from Technology Drive to Andrews Drive and on both the eastbound and westbound lanes from Andrews Drive to Plaza Drive.

  • Utility work is completed along the main line of Route 30 in the $1.4 million project to widen the roadway to five lanes near the Norwin Towne Square Shopping Center.

    The westbound lanes along Route 30 are reduced to a single lane through December. Drain installation is starting in the slow lane. Crews also are working on installing new traffic signals throughout the project area.

    Route 30 will be reopened to unrestricted traffic flow in the winter, but the project will resume in April. The project is expected to be completed in November 2005.

  • Paving continues in the $2.3 million restoration of Route 31 from the Route 119 interchange to First Street in East Huntingdon Township and Mt. Pleasant. Miscellaneous repairs are being completed throughout the project area. Traffic continues to be restricted to one lane in each direction.

    A reduced speed limit of 35 miles per hour is in effect during construction.

  • The $6.28 million reconstruction of the Apollo Bridge is awaiting design approvals. Work will include reconstruction of the bridge in Oklahoma Borough and Apollo over the Kiskiminetas River and the complete reconstruction of intersecting state routes and borough roads.

  • Lattanzio Road, the Lattanzio Road Extension, Allvac Plant entrance and the Industrial Park plant entrance remain closed as a result of the state Route 981 reconstruction project. Motorists must use the official posted detour route using Route 22, Route 982 and Latrobe-Derry Road.

    The $2.8 million project in Derry Township includes lowering the grade under the Norfolk Southern Railroad line and replacing the bridge carrying Route 981 over Saxman Run immediately north of Latrobe-Derry Road.

  • The left lanes of Route 30 eastbound and westbound will be closed from North Greengate Road to Everglade Road in Hempfield Township from Oct. 6-31. While the lanes are closed, paving will take place, islands will be removed and turning lanes installed. The work is part of the developer's project at the former Greengate Mall site.

    In Fayette County:

  • There are no traffic restrictions as a result of the $25 million replacement of the Yough Dam Bridge. The new bridge will be located immediately north of the existing bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction with occasional single-lane closures controlled by flaggers.

  • Milling will begin on Prison Road, in Luzerne Township. The $1.3 million project includes base repair, shoulder paving, drainage upgrades, guide rail work, widening and resurfacing from the intersection of East Millsboro Road to the Fayette County Prison entrance.

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