Oil City – Due to the current inclement weather and projected cold weather next week, the start of an improvement project on Route 718/760 in the City of Sharon, Mercer County has been rescheduled.
Work on the project is now expected to begin on March 27, and a detour associated with the project is to begin on March 29. The project had previously been expected to begin on March 20, with the detour to begin March 22
The work marks the beginning of the third and final phase of a multi-year improvement project designed to make Route 718/760 in Mercer County a safer, more efficient and more attractive travel corridor.
Phase 3 of the project take place in 2017 and 2018 construction seasons and focus on a one-half-mile long section of Route 718/ Route 760 (South Dock Street) in the City of Sharon.
Work in 2017 will involve the area of South Dock Street from just south of Orchard Street to a point near the Metalico recycling plant. Company drive. Work will include road reconstruction and updated traffic signals, sidewalks, lighting and drainage.
Detours will be required during construction.
Route 7I8/760 in the project area will remain open for southbound traffic throughout the construction, but will be closed to northbound traffic. A detour for northbound traffic will be posted using Route 18 and East State Street (Route 3008).
At some point in mid-summer, traffic restrictions will impact Wayne Place and Orchard Street at their intersections with South Dock Street. Detours will be announced then and posted.
Work in 2018 on South Dock Street will extend from the Metalico recycling plant to Bank Place, located just north of Connelly Boulevard. Work will include road reconstruction, updated sidewalks, lighting and drainage and construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of South Dock Street and Connelly Boulevard.
The contractor is Kirila Contractors of Brookfield, Ohio. The contract cost is $4,122,048.62, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
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Long term lane restrictions planned next month for a resurfacing project on Interstate 79 in Butler County
Indiana, PA – Long term lane restrictions are planned for I-79 North beginning the week of April 4 and continuing through early May from north of Exit 78 (SR 228-Cranberry) and south of Exit 87 (Zelienople). Once that work finishes, long-term lane restrictions will be in place on I-79 South in the same area.
The restrictions will be in place for a resurfacing project on I-79 in Cranberry and Jackson Townships, Butler County.
Nighttime paving operations will follow this work. Restrictions will be in place nightly between 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., except Friday northbound restrictions begin at 9:00 P.M., and Sunday southbound restrictions begin at 9:00 P.M.
Work on I-79 includes milling, patching, and paving from Exit 76 (Cranberry) and Exit 88 (Little Creek Road) in Cranberry and Jackson Townships.
This $16.7 million Interstate resurfacing project is being constructed by Lindy Paving, Inc., and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
Motorists should expect congestion and delays in heavy traffic volume periods. Remember to slow down and use caution in work zones. Fines are doubled for violations in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the workers.