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Paving Project to Start Soon on Route 19 in Summit Township, Erie County


​A $2.6 million resurfacing project that will give motorists a smoother ride on more than a mile of Route 19 in Summit Township, Erie County is scheduled to start next week.

The project will include paving one mile of roadway from the intersection of Route 19 and Oliver Road to the intersection of Route 19 (Peach Street) and Rotunda Drive in Summit Township. Work will also include traffic signal work, updated drainage, and pavement markings.

Construction is expected to begin May 15, 2024, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed in September 2024.

The majority of work will be completed at night to avoid heavy traffic times.

Motorists may encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM Sunday night through Friday morning.

The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA. The contract cost is $2,594,594, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.

This year PennDOT's Northwest Region excepts to do work on more than 100 projects. To see a full listing of all the anticipated work, check out the 2024 Construction Book located under the Resources tab online at

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also 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.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 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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