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Route 199 Reconstruction Project Continues in Sayre and Athens, Bradford County


Montoursville, PA – A four-year reconstruction project continues next week on Route 199 in Sayre and Athens, Bradford County. The 2.6-mile project is located .44 miles north of the intersection with Route 1056 (Front Street) in Athens Borough to the intersection with Interstate 17 (Southern Tier Expressway) at the New York state line in Sayre Borough. The project begins at the New York state line and works south.

New Traffic Pattern
On Thursday, June 9, Route 199 will be closed to northbound traffic, between Woodworth Street and Stevenson Street. This lane closure will not allow traffic access East Lockhart Street from Route 199 (Keystone Avenue).

Week of June 13
The week of Monday, June 13, the contractor, Kriger Construction will continue work on this full depth pavement reconstruction project at two locations. Work includes paving, drainage improvements, utility relocation, sidewalk and curb improvements, ADA curb ramp installations, traffic signal upgrades, driveway adjustments, signing and pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction.

The contractor, Aqua, will be installing new water lines in the northbound lanes of Keystone Avenue, within the construction limits. There should be no impacts to traffic.

The following closure will take effect June 9:
• Route 199 (Keystone Avenue) will be closed to northbound traffic between Woodworth Street and Stevenson Street.

The following closure will remain in effect:
• Route 199 (Main Street) will be closed to northbound traffic between Vanderbilt Street and Powell Street.

Detour information for:
• For closure between Woodworth Street and Stevenson Street northbound cars will follow a 1.39 mile detour using Chemung St. to Elmer St. and Stevenson Street.

• For closure between Vanderbilt Street and Powell Street northbound cars will follow a 1.10 mile detour using Orchard Street, Elmer Avenue, and Stevenson Street. 

• Southbound cars will be maintained in the work zone.

• Truck traffic will follow a 7.7-mile detour using Route 220 and Interstate 17 (Southern Tier Expressway).

In addition, there will also be some utility relocations, traffic signal upgrades, and paving operations being performed at various locations throughout the project.  Motorists should expect alternating lane closures with flagging where work is being performed.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays, watch for changing traffic patterns and drive with caution through the work zone.

Kriger Construction, Inc., is the primary contractor on this $16.5 million, four-year roadway reconstruction project. The project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2024.

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