Job by PennDOT on Route 55008.09.2012 | |
On Monday, August 6, 2012 crews began to set traffic control signs for the project to improve traffic flow and provide a smoother ride quality on Route 550. This project stretches from PennDOT’s Maintenance Building to the Route 26/220 intersection. The Project completion date is anticipated to be the Fall of 2013.
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 the $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.