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Oakland Avenue Reconstruction Project

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Project Overview

The Oakland Avenue Project on Route 286/US 422 Interchange East will ease congestion and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through the Route 286 corridor. 

The Project will also add additional vehicle capacity and improve ease of access to the Southtowne Plaza, Delaney Auto, Windy Ridge Business Park, the New State Police Barracks, and others along Route 286 to the US 422/SR 286 Interchange.

The project will include widening Route 286, intersection improvements, signal upgrades, and guide rail, signing, pavement marking, and safety feature updates. Drainage and stormwater facilities will be added as required and the project will also include a box culvert replacement. Utility work will begin in January 2020. This multi-year highway reconstruction and bridge replacement project and is anticipated to be completed in December 2023.

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Project Updates

6-14-22

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists to upcoming traffic pattern changes along Oakland Avenue (State Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County.

June 16 - 17, 2022, crews will be painting lines in the currently closed lanes in preparation for the upcoming lane switches.   

June 20 – 22, there will be night work 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. as crews begin to switch the traffic lanes.  Additional line painting and moving signal heads will also occur.

5-16-22

PennDOT District 10 is alerting motorists to upcoming construction along Oakland Avenue (State Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County.

On May 17, 2022, crews from Gulisek Construction, LLC of Mount Pleasant, PA will be painting lines and moving traffic lanes near the entrance to Walmart on Oakland Avenue.  

Flaggers will be directing traffic as needed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Motorists should expect delays.  The work is weather dependent.

4-8-22

PennDOT District 10 is alerting motorists to upcoming construction along Indian Springs Road and Oakland Avenue (State Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County.

On April 12, 2022, crews from Gulisek Construction, LLC of Mount Pleasant, PA will be painting lines and moving signal heads near the entrance to Walmart on Oakland Avenue and on Indian Springs Road.  

Flaggers will be directing traffic as needed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Motorists should expect delays.  The work is weather dependent.

4-4-22

PennDOT District 10 is alerting motorists to potential congestion at the Plaza Road and Oakland Avenue (State Route 286) intersection in White Township, Indiana County on April 5.

Crews will be doing concrete patchwork at the Walmart's entrance between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Work is weather dependent and will move to the following day in the event of a weather delay.

3-25-22

As construction season begins to kick in throughout the region, PennDOT District 10 is reminding motorists to be alert to changes throughout the construction zone on Oakland Avenue (State Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County.

Crews from Gulisek Construction, LLC of Mount Pleasant, PA will be continuing work within the project area.  This spring, motorists will see work in the vicinity of Walmart and Aldi with traffic lane changes expected.

Traffic lane changes, closures, or other impacts to motorists will be shared as the project progresses. 

7-14-21

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is announcing a full road closure on Oakland Avenue (Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County, July 19 through July 26, 2021 weather permitting for the replacement of an existing box culvert.

The closure will occur on Oakland Avenue between State Route 4422 (Indian Springs Road) and State Route 3043 (Rose Street). 

Local traffic will have access to the Indiana Mall and Kwik Fill on the west side and Roseann's and Wash Werkz on the east side.

Motorists should detour using State Route 4422 (Indian Springs Road), State Route 4005 (Wayne Avenue) and State Route 3043 (Rose Street).

4-6-21

PennDOT District 10 is announcing a traffic pattern change on Oakland Avenue (Route 286) in White Township, Indiana County will occur Monday through Friday, April 12-16 weather permitting. 

A single-lane closure will then occur on Oakland Avenue between Rustic Lodge Road and State Route 422.  The new traffic pattern will remain in place throughout the summer months. 

5-6-20

Lane restrictions on Oakland Avenue (Route 286) in Indiana Borough, Indiana County will occur Monday through Friday, May 11-15 weather permitting.

Single-lane closures will occur on Oakland Avenue between Rustic Lodge Road and Day Drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, May 15. At least one lane of traffic will remain at all times in each direction while work occurs.

Additionally, waterline relocations related to the construction of this project will be re-starting around the ALDI’s and Eat n’ Park area.