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Closure Scheduled on Route 6/19 in Crawford County

05/19/2017

Oil City, PA – A section of Route 6/19 in Crawford County is scheduled to be closed beginning next month in connection with the construction of a new roundabout in Saegertown Borough.
 
A detour will be required for work to tie the roadway on Route 6/19 into the roundabout being built at the southern intersection of Route 6/19 and Route 198 in Saegertown.
The detour is scheduled to begin at 6 AM on June 5 and remain in effect until 5 PM on Friday, June 9
 
The posted detour round will use Route 198, Erie Street (Route 1004), and Route 86.
 
The project is designed to enhance safety and efficiency for motorists using the intersection.
 
Access to all businesses in the vicinity will be maintained throughout the time the detour is in effect.
 
Construction of the roundabout is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2017.
 
The contractor is the J.C. Lee Construction & Supply Company of Petrolia, PA. The contract cost is $3,144,860, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.
 
This project is made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.
 
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
 
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
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Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095
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