MACKEYVILLE - The PennDOT Clinton County Maintenance Office has announced its work schedule for next week:
r Sign repairs and tree removal on various routes
r Box culvert repairs on Route 120 segments 10 and 170
r Should repairs on Route 120 from Lock Haven to Renovo and on Farrandsville Road.
r Patching on Route 2008
r Shoulder cutting on Route 120 from North Bend to the Cameron County line.
r Pipe flushing on Farrandsville Road.
r Bridge replacement at Kettle Creek Bridge demolition. One-lane traffic with signals.
r Bridge replacement on Route 477 at Dry Run Bridge. Road closed, bridge removal. Use alternate route.
r Deck replacement at Tylersville segment 40 bridge. Road closed with detour.
A project to improve traffic flow and provide a smoother ride quality on Route 550 will get under way next week near Bellefonte.
On Monday, crews will begin to set traffic control signs for the project, which stretches from PennDOT's Centre County Maintenance building to the Route 26/220 intersection.
Next week will also feature placement of erosion control devices and excavation. Phase one work will be from South Parkview Boulevard to Nastase Beer Distributor. The contractor plans to work on the eastbound side of the roadway this year, with a winter shutdown at the end of November.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours, and flaggers may be in the roadway. Travel delays should be expected during work hours. Drivers need to be alert for slowed or stopped traffic.
Project work will stretch through the 2013 construction season. Overall work will include roadway reconstruction, roadway widening, installation of a left turn lane, drainage improvements, sewer and water line relocation, sidewalk improvements, paving and miscellaneous items.
HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $2.9 million project. All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT reminds motorists to remain alert for bicyclists using the highway, to use caution when driving near bicyclists and to share the road.
Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, proceed through work zones with caution and always buckle up.