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Traffic pattern to shift on Route 22 project

Sentinel file photo A construction crew works on the Route 22 bypass in Granville Township. The right (travel) lane on Route 322/22 is scheduled to close on Thursday, August 6, which will impact traffic in each direction.

LEWISTOWN–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its Route 22 paving project in Mifflin County. 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.

Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.

The contractor is scheduled to close the right (travel) lane on Route 322/22 on Thursday, August 6, which will impact traffic in each direction. The eastbound closure will begin near the Yeagertown/Burnham exit and end near the Walnut Street exit. The westbound closure will begin near the East Charles Street exit and end near the Yeagertown/Burnham exit.

The contractor will also complete joint sealing and repair work on the off ramps at the Industrial Park interchange the week of August 3. Traffic exiting Route 22 via this interchange will be shifted onto the shoulders while this work takes place. These traffic shifts will only be in place during daylight hours while work is taking place. Traffic entering Route 22 via this interchange will not be impacted as work on the on ramps is complete.

Additionally, the left (passing) lane on Route 22 eastbound and westbound remains closed for a two-and-half mile stretch near the Business Route 22 interchange.

Several sections on Route 22 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 Route 322. PennDOT will issue updates on this project as 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.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 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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