PennDOT has announced that road work will begin Monday, April 19, to resurface Route 22 from Penn Street in Huntingdon to the Mifflin County line.
“Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg, will be working to resurface 9.8 miles of Route 22 to the Mifflin County line,” Monica Jones, safety press officer of PennDOT’s District 9 office, stated. “This will affect Smithfield, Henderson and Brady townships, as well as Mill Creek Borough. The contractor will begin working under daylight flagging operations and minor delays of up to 10 minutes are possible. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles and construction personnel moving within the area and to be cautious of changing traffic patterns.”
The resurfacing project includes grinding down all of the pavement and putting new blacktop on the road and doing drainage improvements, guide rail improvements, new signage, traffic signal upgrades and pavement markings.
“Crews are analyzing right now where either new guide rails need to go or for old ones to be replaced,” Jones said. “We are hoping to upgrade the guide rails, as well as drainage improvements.”
All work on this $7 million project is expected to be completed by November, although the work is weather dependent.
“The contractors will begin work where Route 22 meets Penn Street and will go from there,” Jones said. “The contractors will be working through the summer on this project and we are hoping that it will be finished by November. Hopefully it will be a good summer so we can finish by then.”
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