Work on Route 322 starts next week near Burnham
LEWISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation alerted motorists Tuesday that roadway improvement work will start March 25, on Route 322, near Burnham. Tree removal and excavation took place in fall of 2018.
A major component of the project is the construction of a new westbound on-off ramp at the Burnham/Yeagertown interchange. Th new ramps will increase sight distance and provide longer deceleration/acceleration lanes.
Other work will include paving on Route 322, median work, barrier installation, extension of a precast concrete box culvert, roadway and structure improvements on Route 4013 (West Freedom Avenue,) roadway improvements on Route 1007 (Ferguson Valley Road,) slope rehabilitation and drainage work.
Starting March 26, traffic through the work zone will be controlled through single lane closures. The eastbound closure will begin just after the Reedsville on-ramp. The westbound closure will begin just after the Electric Avenue off-ramp. Average daily traffic through this area is just under 26,000 vehicles, so drivers should anticipate delays.
Motorists travelling through the area should also remain alert for construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone and for slow moving or stopped vehicles. Drivers are also advised to use caution through the work zone, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
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