Paving project to start next month in city

A resurfacing project that will give motorists a smoother ride on three local roads in the City of Warren, Warren County is scheduled to start soon.

The project includes Madison Avenue between Malvina Street and Park Avenue; Crescent Park Road between the city limits and Hickory Street; and Lexington Avenue between South Irvine Street and Parker Street.

Paving of these city-owned streets is being funded through the Local Federal Aid Route Program (LFAR), which are federal funds available through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Work will include milling, paving, reconstruction of curb ramps to meet current ADA standards, as well as drainage and pedestrian crossing upgrades.

Construction is expected to begin June 10, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed by October.

Motorists may encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions and should anticipate travel delays during active work hours.

The contractor is IA Construction Corporation of Franklin, PA. The contract cost is $762,778 which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.

Based on availability of LFAR funds, work on Lexington Avenue between South Irvine and Parker Street was extended by 400 feet after the contract was awarded which may increase the overall cost of the project while staying within the available budget.

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. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

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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