New Transportation Funding Makes Route 321 Improvements Possible in McKean County
Clearfield – An $8.7 million project to rehabilitate more than 16 miles of Route 321 near Kane, McKean County, is set to start Monday, June 16, thanks to Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan.
Work will include roadway widening and overlay, full-depth reclamation-overlay, and some structure repairs. The work zone stretches from Kane Borough to northeast of the Allegheny Reservoir, with Route 321 seeing improvement work in Kane Borough, Wetmore Township and Hamilton Township. Once full-depth reclamation work begins, a detour will be in place. PennDOT will issue an update on the project prior to the implementation of the detour.
IA Construction Corporation of Franklin is the contractor on this project that is expected to finish in early November.
IA Construction is also the contractor on another Route 321 project worth $1.5 million. Beginning June 16, crews will widen, overlay and improve drainage on a section of Route 321 in Hamilton and Corydon townships. This project was made possible through National Forest Funding and stretches from the intersection with Route 59 to the northern end of the other Route 321 project. Work is expected to continue through mid-August.
During these projects, drivers will need to be alert for flaggers in the roadway as an alternating traffic pattern will be enforced. Motorists are advised to be cautious when driving through work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
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