Traffic pattern changes are planned next week on Route 22 Eastbound and Westbound between Jonnet Road and Dixon Street, as part of the Route 22 Blairsville Truss Project in Blairsville Borough, Indiana County.
Beginning, Monday, October 16, traffic will use one lane in each direction, Eastbound and Westbound. Single lane closures, eastbound and westbound, will continue for the remainder of the project.
The Route 217 on-ramp to Route 22 Westbound remains closed. The posted detour is East on Route 2022, Old William Penn Highway, to the Route 119 / Route 22 interchange.
Please allow extra time for morning and evening commutes – congestion and delays are possible in heavy traffic volume periods.
The project includes repairs to the deck and substructure, drainage work, and painting on the bridge carrying Route 22 over the Conemaugh River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Route 217.
This $4.65 million bridge rehabilitation project is being constructed by Mosites Construction Company and is expected to be completed before the end of October 2017.
Drivers should slow down and use caution in work zones for their safety and for workers’ safety. Motorists can expect congestion and delays in high traffic volume periods. Fines are doubled for violations in work zones.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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