Be careful when you plan your travel on Route 19 in the Wexford Flats area of Pine Township this week.
Roadwork to apply the final riding surface will be happening from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, as long as the weather permits, PennDOT District 11 announced Monday.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. Vehicles will be shifted onto the northbound lanes between North Meadows Drive and Longvue Avenue, PennDOT stated in its announcement.
Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Access will be provided for all businesses along Route 19 in the construction zone.
Crews will be applying the final riding surface in this area, which is Phase I of the overall $18.1 million project to improve 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 adding a center turn lane, curbed gutters and sidewalks.
New, improved traffic signals will be added at eight intersections in the project area. Overall work will conclude in late 2012.
About 28,000 vehicles use this section of Route 19 on an average day.
PennDOT's prime contractor for the project is the Golden Triangle Construction Co. Inc. of Imperial.
To register for the project email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Subscribe – Route 19 Wexford Flats” in the subject line.