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PennDOT project on Route 6 has restarted

Times Observer Photo by Daniella Langianese As part of on-going Route 6 Paving and Bridge Rehabilitation work by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, on Route 62, near Preston Road two Bruce & M construction trucks work on the pole supporting the traffic lights, as well as supporting a top light to illuminate the Carter Lumber business.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Route 6 Paving and Bridge Rehabilitation project to pave four miles of roads and restore three bridges along Route 6 in Warren County has officially restarted.

The project restarted earlier in March with traffic signal updates at the intersections with Yankee Bush Road and Preston Road.

In 2023, work was completed on one of the three planned bridges — the bridge over Morse Run in Conewango Township. Restarting Monday, preservation work, which will require long-term lane closures, will start on the bridges that carry Route 6 over the Allegheny River and Allegheny & Eastern Railroads in Conewango Township.

According to PennDOT, the bridge over the Allegheny River was built in 1955 and is classified in fair condition. The bridge over the Allegheny & Eastern Railroads in Conewango Township was built in 1976 and is rated in fair condition, as well. Approximately 10,000 vehicles a day utilize these bridges, on average.

Motorists may encounter further lane restrictions, from west of Yankee Bush Road to Main Avenue in Conewango and Pleasant townships and the City of Warren for PennDOT to complete four miles of paving along Route 6.

The Route 6 Paving and Rehabilitation project also includes plans to upgrade to drainage, guide rails and signage, as well as the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps.

While driving in construction zones, PennDOT urges motorists to slow down, be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. To check for updated conditions on major roadways motorists can visit www.511PA.com. 511PA, provides motorists information pertaining to traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

The contractor for this PennDOT project is IA Construction Corporation, of Franklin, Pa. The contract cost for the two-year planned project is $10,889,778, which is to be paid for with a combination of state and federal funds.

According to PennDOT, this project is restarting after the completion of work on the first bridge over Morse Run in Conewango Township was completed in early November 2023. Due to the size of the project, it was scheduled as a multi-year project.

For more Information on the Route 6 Paving and Bridge Rehabilitation Project and other current PennDOT projects visit www.penndot.pa.gov/District1. For information about completed infrastructure work and significant projects visit www.penndot.pa.gov/D1Results.

This year PennDOT’s Northwest Region, which includes Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties, expects to do work on more than 100 projects. To see a full listing of the anticipated work, check out the 2024 Construction Book located under the Resources tab online at www.penndot.pa.gov/District1.

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