Mifflintown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) updated drivers on a highway resurfacing project in Juniata and Mifflin counties. This project will improve the ride quality and extend the life of approximately 12 miles of roadway in Lack Township in Juniata County, Granville Township in Mifflin County, and Lewistown Borough.
Milling and paving operations on Route 35 between Reeds Gap and the Huntingdon County line will resume Tuesday, May 30. Crews will not work on Monday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control during daylight hours. PennDOT also urges drivers to exercise caution, to be alert for construction vehicles making sudden stops, and not to follow construction vehicles into the closed lane as they deliver material.
Additionally, the contractor will replace ADA-compliant handicap ramps on Route 3005 (Bratton Avenue) between Fourth Street and Big Ridge Road in Lewistown Borough starting Tuesday, May 30. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control. However, PennDOT expects traffic impacts to be minimal.
The contractor plans to start milling and paving operations on Bratton Avenue on Thursday, June 1. Traffic control for this work also consists of flagging and will result in more significant traffic impacts.
Overall work on this project includes highway resurfacing, drainage improvements, guide rail replacement, pavement marking, and miscellaneous construction. Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc., of Hollidaysburg, PA, is the contractor on this $2.8 million project. PennDOT anticipates completion by early September. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Motorists are encouraged to "Know Before They Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 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.
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