Road improvement project to begin

Road improvement work in and around the City of Warren is expected to begin next week.

The $1.6 million project will “give motorists a smoother ride on more than five miles of roads in the City of Warren, and Conewango and Glade townships,” according to PennDOT Safety Press Officer Jill Harry. “Work will include milling and paving, along with curb ramps, loop sensors, drainage upgrades, guiderail, and pavement markings.”

The work is expected to begin on Monday and end by Aug. 24.

The bulk of the work — 3.29 miles — will be on Jackson Avenue between Conewango Avenue and Scandia Road.

The project also includes a 1.6-mile stretch of North State Street, North Warren, from Jackson Street to Route 62, and a quarter-mile of Jackson Run Road from Route 62 to Evening Star Lane.

There are no detours required for the work, but there will be lane restrictions, Harry said.

The contract was awarded to IA Construction Corp. of Franklin, for $1.621,777.77. Funding for the project was provided by Act 89, the state transportation funding plan.

“PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions, and to pay attention to signs and flaggers,” Harry said. “Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.”