Ohiopyle Multimodal Gateway Project
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.
The Ohiopyle Intermodal Gateway project will reduce current conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and boat renters traversing Route 381. It will create a safer and better connection between the Borough of Ohiopyle and Ohiopyle State Park with improved parking, sidewalks, crosswalks, and traffic-calming measures.
highway and pedestrian construction work at Ohiopyle was suspended on March 17
due to the COVID-19 outbreak and work did not resume until April 7th. As a
result, the construction team lost 21 days in the construction schedule. Before
the COVID delay, the project was due to finish on June 12. Therefore, the new
completion date is July 3rd, 2020. The
construction team is working to have sections of the project near the visitors
center sustainably completed by Memorial day in order to minimize the impact
the construction will have on the tourist traffic during the busy summer
months. To address Borough and Park concerns finishing work will be performed
with small crews during weekdays in July and part of August and will not take
up valuable real-estate in the park during this busy time of year. This will
allow all work on the project to be completed, including extras and cleanup, before September 1st.
restrictions along Route 381 through Ohiopyle will be removed by the Close of
Business on July 3, 2020. Minor construction activities will continue without
impacting traffic for the final completion of the project.