Emporium, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced that a much-needed improvement project featuring paving, bridge preservation and drainage upgrades will get started next week in Cameron County.
The project will address almost 7 miles of roadway along Route 155 in Shippen and Portage townships, stretching from Emporium to the Potter County line. The work occurring this year and next year will allow a 10-ton weight limit along Route 155 to be removed, and rehabilitate five structurally deficient bridges.
“This area attracts many visitors for elk viewing, star-gazing, outdoor activities, and special events, so these improvements will improve travel and support regional tourism,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This project will also upgrade the affected road and bridges, which helps ease regional goods movement.”
Through November, project work will focus on drainage improvements and drivers should expect daytime lane restrictions and alternating traffic patterns controlled by flaggers in the roadway.
Road improvements, structure repairs, super structure replacements, a box culvert installation, and shoulder widening will take place in 2018. PennDOT will issue a project update as 2018 work gets underway.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College will be the contractor on this $8.8 million project.
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin, 814-765-0423
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