The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has provided an update for road work on Route 22 Business in Mifflin County. The project is expected to improve ride quality, enhance safety and extend the useful life of nearly two miles of roadway in Granville Township and Lewistown Borough.
Work on this project is being done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan. The plan includes protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.
Crews are continuing with drainage rehabilitation and ADA ramp and sidewalk installation between Hoss Drive in Granville Township and Water Street in Lewistown Borough. Starting June 21, crews will be working in the area of Third Street to reconstruct the intersection. While traffic pattern changes will be minor, drivers should remain alert for changing traffic patterns in this area. The contractor will keep two lanes open to traffic whenever possible however single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control will be necessary.
Drivers should anticipate delays, exercise caution while traveling through the work zone, and be alert for sudden stops. Drivers should not follow trucks delivering material into a closed lane.
Overall work consists of milling and paving, drainage improvements, ADA ramp and sidewalk installation. Upgrades to traffic signal supports, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, and signal controllers will also be a part of this project.
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