LOCAL NEWS UPDATE: Halifax-area work to begin July 8
Survey and preparatory work on two roads in the Halifax area will begin Monday, July 8, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Repairs and resurfacing are scheduled this summer and fall on:
• A 1.42-mile section of Route 147, starting at The Triangle (intersection with Peters Mountain Road) to just east of the intersection of Market and South Union streets.
• And a .26-mile section of Route 225 in Halifax Borough, starting at the intersection of North Fourth and Market Streets to west of the intersection with Valley View Terrace.
The work is to be completed no later than Thursday, Oct. 31, according to PennDOT’s agreement with General Contractor Glenn O. Hawker of State College.
The agreement calls for: clearing drainage pipe; inlet adjustment and repair work; roadway base replacement; curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act; removal of the top layer of asphalt; resurfacing the roadway and shoulder with a 3-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt overlay; and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.
Initially, travel lane restrictions will be in affect weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lane shifts and single-lane restrictions, with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone, are possible during daylight hours as crews conduct drainage and base replacement work.
Eventually, work will shift to nighttime operations – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. – to conduct leveling course and final wearing course paving later in the process.