Resurface work resumes in Bedford

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. resumed work Sunday on a project to resurface 2.43 miles of Richard Street from Weber Lane to East Penn Street in Bedford Township and Bedford Borough, Bedford County.

The contractor will be completing milling and resurfacing work 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. Nighttime work will take place for approximately one week, weather depending. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Minor delays up to 15 minutes are possible.

Daylight work will also take place under flagging operations.

The $1.1 million project includes milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, guiderail upgrades, new signage and pavement markings, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Work is to be done by mid-September 2021.

I-70, Route 30 work to begin in Breezewood

Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance Inc., of Everett, will begin preservation work on Interstate 70 and

Route 30 today in East Providence Township, Bedford County, PennDOT announced.

Starting Monday, the contractor will work on drainage improvements at the South Breezewood I-70 off ramp as well as roadway widening of South Breezewood Road. The following phase of construction will add an auxiliary lane along I-70 eastbound as well as rebuilding both lanes of I-70 eastbound and construction of a full right turn lane from Route 30 westbound onto I-70 eastbound. Improvements to the Sheetz intersection and signal upgrades are included in the project as well.

Overall work on the

$18.9 million project includes the installation of precast concrete pavement and pipes lined with geopolymer spray lining from Breezewood to the Maryland state line and preventative maintenance on six bridge structures. Additionally, guide rail and sign upgrades, including signs along Route 30 and the Turnpike connector road to assist with truck traffic will take place.

A traffic detour that follows Route 30 to South Breezewood Road, to the South Breezewood on-ramp and back to Route 70 will be placed later in the project. Information will be released at a later date.

There will be temporary lane closures along I-70 and Route 30 throughout the project. Motorists are advised to watch closely for changing traffic conditions and to use caution driving through all construction zones.

The work is expected to be completed by November 2022.


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