Uniontown, PA – The
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 12-0
would like to announce the second Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement
Project (LVTIP) has advanced to the final design phase of project development.
Route 981, Section Y10 (Bingham Road to Arnold Palmer Regional
Airport) is the northernmost of three project sections of the Laurel Valley
Transportation Improvement Project. In partnership with the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and Westmoreland County, the projects will improve
safety, mobility and access along an 11-mile corridor between Route 819 and the
airport. The Y10 project extends approximately 2.5 miles along Route 2023 (Hill
Churches Road / Bell Memorial Church Road), from the Bingham Road intersection
in Mount Pleasant Township, northward to Route 981 at Airport Road in Unity
Township, Westmoreland County.
In the coming months, the project team will develop construction
and right-of-way plans for the Section Y10 alignment that was developed during
preliminary engineering and received environmental clearance. Utility
coordination and environmental permitting will also be conducted during final
design. Residents can expect to see increased activity by project team members
in the Section Y10 project area conducting geotechnical investigations and
other field activities.
The public is encouraged to view project updates and submit
interests or concerns at any time at the project website – www.laurelvalleyproject.com. It is anticipated that public outreach and engagement
will be conducted in 2023 to provide an update on final design activity and to
facilitate interaction with the project team.
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