News in brief from PennDOT
PennDOT to preview Bedford projects
HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT District 9 will hold a transportation outreach meeting for Bedford County from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Snake Spring Township Building, 373 Pennknoll Road in Everett.
The program will include an overview of PennDOT’s highway and bridge projects planned for the county in 2018 as well as a chance to discuss county maintenance operations. A special segment of the program will address concerns and topics submitted on a pre-meeting questionnaire by attendees.
Drainage work scheduled to start
HUNTINGDON — Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg will begin drainage work Monday on the Turkey Farm Road resurfacing project in Penn and Walker townships, Huntingdon County.
Drainage work will extend for 4.7 miles of Turkey Farm Road from Seven Points Road to Fairgrounds Road, PennDOT said. Traffic will be controlled through single lane closures with flaggers. The work should take two to three weeks to complete.
The project includes tree trimming, roadway resurfacing, base repairs and guardrail and drainage upgrades.
Work on this $1.3 million project is expected to be completed by mid-June.
Route 22 utility work to begin
HUNTINGDON — Utility work will begin this week on the Route 22/Route 829 intersection improvement project in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County, PennDOT said.
There will be lane encroachments on Route 22 at times, but traffic flow will not be hindered. When work is being completed on Route 829, traffic will be reduced to a single lane at times between the intersection with Route 22 and the railroad tracks.
From Wednesday to Friday, there will be railway flaggers in addition to contracted flaggers. Localized power outages will take place during this time. Penelec will contact those affected beforehand so that they can plan accordingly.
Work on the project consists of tree trimming, repairing a slope failure along Route 22 near Mapleton, widening of the right turn radius from Route 22 eastbound onto Route 829, roadway reconstruction, traffic signal upgrades and miscellaneous construction.
Work on this $1.7 million project is expected to be completed by mid-December.
Evitts Creek bridge to be discussed
BEDFORD — PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the proposed Evitts Creek bridge replacement project in Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County.
The meeting will be held at the Cumberland Valley Township Municipal Building, 1037 Park Road.
I-99 rehabilitation project to resume
HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT has announced that work will resume Monday on the I-99 Rehabilitation Project from 17th Street to Grazierville.
Grannas Bros Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. will set traffic patterns to close the passing lane both northbound and southbound between the Pinecroft and Bellwood interchanges so it can start bituminous pavement operations. This phase will be completed by late May.
During this time, subcontractor Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance will begin placing traffic control and will close the passing lanes northbound and southbound on the Tyrone Bridge for bridge rehabilitation work. This will be completed by mid-June.
Work on this project consists of concrete pavement restoration and bituminous overlay of I-99 from the 17th Street exit to Grazierville as well as preservation activities on eight structures and patching and bituminous overlay at the Pinecroft and Bellwood interchanges. Tree trimming, signing and lighting upgrades will be completed from Exit 1 in Bedford County to the Centre County line.
Work on this $27 million project is expected to be completed by November.