Lewistown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its Route 22 paving project in Mifflin County. This project will improve ride quality and extend the life of more than five miles of roadway in Derry and Granville Townships as well as Lewistown Borough.
Work on this project will be done 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 contractor intends to close the right (travel) lane of Route 22/522 westbound Thursday, September 17. The closure will start at the Route 322 interchange and continues for approximately 2.5 miles. The contractor intends to close the right (travel) lane of Route 22/522 eastbound on either Friday, September 18, or Monday, September 21. That closure will start approximately 2.5 miles before the State College/Harrisburg exit.
The contractor will also continue joint sealing, concrete repairs and expansion joint repairs on the following on/off ramps:
• Route 22 eastbound to Route 322 westbound ramp
• Route 22/322 westbound to Route 22 westbound ramp
• Route 322 eastbound to Route 22 westbound ramp
Traffic entering or exiting Route 22 via these ramps will be shifted onto the shoulders while this work takes place. These traffic shifts will only be in place during daylight hours while work is taking place.
Single lane closures of the Route 22 bridges spanning Route 1005 (Electric Avenue) are scheduled throughout the week. These will only be in place while crews are working to repair expansion joints.
Several sections on Route 22 will see work as part of this project. The entire work zone will stretch from the Caldwell Hill Road intersection to the Walnut Street exit on Route 322. Motorists are urged to stay alert for construction vehicles entering or exiting the work area. PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work shifts locations.
Overall work consists of milling, paving, concrete pavement patching, pavement marking, and miscellaneous construction. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $3.7 million project, which PennDOT anticipates completing by mid-October. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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