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Work to begin on Route 22 in Juniata County

MIFFLINTOWN–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding area drivers that a resurfacing project on Route 22 in Juniata County is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 17. This project will improve ride quality and extend the life of approximately two miles of roadway surface in Walker and Delaware townships.

The work zone begins east of Thompsontown and continues to the Perry County line. On Monday, crews will close the right travel lanes eastbound and westbound to perform surveying. Once survey work is complete, there will be a traffic switch and long-term single lane closures will be in effect for the left passing lanes eastbound and westbound.

Work will include concrete patching, resurfacing of the existing roadway, drainage improvements, guide rail installation, pavement markings and miscellaneous construction.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., of State College, is the contractor on this $1.9 million job, which is expected to be complete by November. Updates will be issued as the long-term single lane closures shift from the passing to the travel lanes. All work is weather and schedule dependent.