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Project Overview

PA 61 between University Drive and Mill Creek Avenue in North Manheim Township, City of Pottsville, Palo Alto and Schuylkill Haven Boroughs, Schuylkill County.

Work on the project includes roadway milling, road base repairs, paving, guide rail updates, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, and new pavement markings. 

In February and March of 2023 motorists should expect daytime work in the shoulder areas and at intersections while crews begin ADA curb ramp construction. 

In late March or early April of 2023 motorists should expectwork on the roadway is anticipated to commence and will include weeknight lane restrictions between the hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Motorists should allow for extra time to travel though the area and can visit to check for traffic delay information. Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.  
This section of PA 61 has an average daily traffic volume that varies between 6,128 and 12,350 vehicles northbound and between 5,478 and 10,370 vehicles southbound. 

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. 
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Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A. 

610-871-4555 |

District Press Officer

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $7,026,789.

Prime Contractor: Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Pa.

Detour Information

​No detours.