Route 120 road, bridge work on 2019 PennDOT list

From staff reports

LOCK HAVEN — Two major projects in Clinton County are among the nearly 90 projects highlighted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in its list of work planned across District 2’s nine-county region during the 2019 construction season.

Route 120 slide correction work in Grass Flats Run area of Clinton County with a pricetag of $677,000 is on PennDOT’a list of project to ge started this year.

And Route 120 bridge preservation of two structured in Grugan and Chapman townshiips in Clinton County, which carries a price tag of $2.2 million, is among projects to be continued during this year’s construction season. Overall highlights in the 2019 construction season for District 2, which includes Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties, includes:

∫ approximately 106 miles of paving.

∫ approximately 39 bridges repaired or replaced.

∫ approximately 387 miles of roadway seal coated.

“Improving our roads and bridges is vitally important across PA-especially in rural areas. I am very pleased to announce the many improvements that will come to fruition across the region this year,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These improvements will have a real and positive impact on our economy and the lives of our residents.”

“Our construction work will bring smoother, safer travel to drivers across the region as well as improving the overall quality of life for our residents,” District 2 Executive Karen Michael said. “This year we will see over $104 million invested in 62 new road and bridge construction projects, as well as more than $120 million invested in continuing projects.”

Other notable ongoing projects that will continue this year include:

Atherton Street (Business Route 322) in the State College area featuring roadway, drainage, and utility improvements.

Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:

” Route 26/I-80 study to consider potential safety improvements through the area of the westbound ramps in Spring, Marion, and Boggs townships in Centre County, $663,000.

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep their safety and the safety of highway workers in mind. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and are to take turns merging into the open lane.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state’s transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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