Motorists on Route 19, beware.
Additional lane closures will occur as needed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays between Brooktree Road and North Chapel Road through early spring 2012.
Drivers should be prepared for changing traffic patterns, a statement from PennDOT said. Travelers also are asked to slow down and drive safely through the work zone. Access will be provided for all businesses along Route 19 in the construction zone.
The $18.1 million Route 19 Wexford Flats Improvement Project includes widening, bituminous resurfacing, concrete pavement, drainage, curb and sidewalk, signing and pavement marking, signals, a retaining wall, and other improvements on 2.33 miles of Route 19 from about 300 feet north of Longvue Road (near the top of Pine Creek Hill) to just north of North Chapel/Manor Road.
The safety and congestion improvement project will widen Route 19 from 42 feet to 63 feet and add a center turn lane, curbed gutters and sidewalks. New, improved traffic signals also will be added to eight intersections in the project area.
Overall work should conclude in late 2012.
About 28,000 vehicles use this section of Route 19 on an average day, PennDOT said. The prime contractor for the project is the Golden Triangle Construction Co. Inc. of Imperial.
To register for the project’s email list, send an email to email@example.com with “Subscribe – Route 19 Wexford Flats” in the subject line.
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