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PennDOT sets weekly road work schedule

| Monday, July 4, 2005

PennDOT District 12 has announced its work schedule for this week:

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

  • Phase II of the traffic control plan on Route 30 in North Huntingdon Township is under way. The $1.49 million project involves widening Route 30 to five lanes from near the Malts Lane intersection to near the Robbins Station Road/Center Avenue intersection. Both westbound lanes are now open for travel while the right eastbound "travel" lane has been closed. This will be in effect for about two months. The lane closure is due to work on road widening, drainage installation and the placement of concrete for the new curb and gutter. The contractor also is excavating and placing stone for the road widening along the eastbound lanes of Route 30. This work is taking place at the eastern-most end of the project, proceeding westward. Also, underground conduit trenches are being installed at the Malts Lane intersection with Route 30.

  • Crews are continuing drainage work in the $2.95 million widening of Tarentum Bridge Road in New Kensington. They are excavating in order to prepare for the widening of the roadway from three to five lanes. When work progresses to the Caldwell Avenue and Freeport Road interchange, flaggers will be utilized.

    Single-lane closure will be in place Thursday, so crews can relocate the existing water line between Caldwell Avenue and Carl Avenue. The lane restriction will alternate.

  • Minor preliminary construction is continuing on the Camp Joann Bridge in Upper Burrell. The work includes clearing, removing topsoil and vegetation and surveying. A temporary roadway will be constructed. Traffic will not be affected. The $750,567 project involves the replacement of the existing bridge on existing alignment carrying Route 366 over a branch of Pucketa Creek. An informational meeting concerning this project will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Valley High School Auditorium.

  • Crews are continuing to pump grout into the mine voids in the $2.7 million replacement of two bridges over Smithton Run. The project also involves the elimination of two other bridges by realigning a portion of Dutch Hollow Road. Also planned is the excavation for the new box culvert.

  • Crews are working off the road with minor traffic delays in the $6.8 million project in East Huntingdon Township. These delays will occur intermittently as trucks move in and out of the work zone. The project includes relocation of old Route 119 that runs between Sony and American Video Glass.

  • Interstate 70 restrictions are in place from Exit 41 (Belle Vernon/Monessen) and Exit 42 (North Belle Vernon). Vehicles will be restricted to using the right lanes traveling both east and westbound. Crews are working on the bridge approaches. Work, which includes concrete patching and replacement of bridge-approach slabs, is expected to be completed by Aug. 1.

  • There will be a single-lane restriction on Route 130 in Penn Township between Paintertown Road and Baker School Road. The length of the work is about 200 feet and is scheduled to begin tomorrow. Crews will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the project is completed. This single-lane restriction is in place so crews can replace concrete and repair the westbound area of a landslide. The lane restriction will be limited to 11 feet in length.

    Fayette County

  • Crews will be widening, resurfacing, performing base repairs, paving shoulders, upgrading the drainage systems and installing guide rail on Prison Road in Luzerne .

    Lane restrictions will be in place beginning tomorrow at 7 a.m. and will end Sept. 30. The $2.24 million project is for pavement replacement and shoulders, resurfacing , removal of railroad abutment, removal of concrete wall and laying back slopes, drainage improvements, guiderail improvements and other miscellaneous construction. Flaggers will be in place along with possible temporary traffic signals to guide motorists through the work zone.

  • The $2.34 million Route 40 improvements in North and South Union townships are on hold. Crews will begin milling Thursday on Route 40 in front of the Uniontown Mall. All work will be done from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Traffic fines will be doubled in these work zones.

  • Crews are forming and pouring the concrete abutment for the Bebo arch on the Georges Creek Bridge. Crews are tentatively scheduled to set up the arch pieces for the bridge Thursday and Friday.

    Interstate 70 and 79 Update

  • Work is being done on Interstate 70 westbound from Exit 17 (Jefferson Avenue) to Exit 19 (Murtland Avenue). The work includes concrete patching, replacement of bridge approach slabs and profile grinding of the roadway. Message boards have been installed about 10 miles prior to entering the construction zone work area. They are located on Interstate 79 northbound prior to the Lone Pine Exit and southbound prior to the Canonsburg exit, and on Interstate 70 eastbound near the Claysville Welcome Center and westbound prior to the Eighty-Four exit.

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