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Local road project to affect Industrial Park Road interchange

PennDOT: Work to improve ride quality

LEWISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation U.S. 22 paving project in Mifflin County will affect the Industrial Park Road interchange beginning Monday. PennDOT says this project will improve ride quality and extend the useful life of more than five miles of roadway in Derry and Granville Townships as well as Lewistown Borough.

Starting Monday, the contractor will begin joint sealing and repair on the on/off ramps at the interchange. Traffic entering or exiting U.S. 22 via this interchange will be shifted onto the shoulders while this work takes place. The traffic shifts will only be in place during daylight hours while work is taking place.

The right (travel) lane remains closed for a two-and-half mile stretch beyond the interchange. That closure is in effect for the eastbound and westbound lanes. Motorists are urged to stay alert for workers and for construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone.

This is the first of several sections on U.S. 22 that will see work as part of this project. The entire work zone will stretch from the Caldwell Hill Road intersection to the Walnut Street exit on U.S. 322. A small section of U.S. 322 will also see work as part of this project. PennDOT will issue updates on this project as the work shifts locations.

Overall work consists of milling, paving, concrete pavement patching, pavement marking, and miscellaneous construction. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $3.7 million project, which PennDOT anticipates completing by mid-October. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

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