Work on Route 62 has headed south.
Steve Farrell, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project manager, said work near Jackson Run Road includes placing loop sensors to detect traffic and will involve curb ramps next week. Concrete barriers had been placed in front of Russell Elementary School while a left-turn lane was created for southbound traffic.
Officials had wanted the work around the school to conclude before school began. When that didn't happen, a detour was used to enter and exit from Woodland Drive.
Patricia Horner, Russell Elementary School principal, reported after the first day of school there had been no issues and things went smoothly. The situation was aided by extra district staff, Warren-based state police and PennDOT workers on hand.
The seven-mile project stretches all the way to Akeley. While traveling the area, Farrell asked motorists to pay attention to traffic signs, be mindful of flaggers and slow down.
On July 9, Farrell said, the work started. It is scheduled to conclude on Oct. 9 and work is on schedule.
To control traffic, workers are relying on signs and flaggers, which has created normal delays, Farrell said.
"I don't see it getting worse," he said.