McKean County Route 6 Improvements Result of ACT 89

Routes in Elk County will also benefit

Clearfield – Route 6 in McKean County will soon see improvement work thanks to Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan. Work will get underway on Wednesday for base repairs from East Smethport to Port Allegany.

Improvement work on Route 6 includes three sections: Hazelhurst to Smethport, East Smethport to Port Allegany, and Port Allegany to the McKean/Potter county line. The goal of the work is to improve the roadway surface and ride quality and extend the useful life of the pavement.

As work begins between Smethport and Port Allegany, motorists should expect short travel delays, with alternating traffic patterns enforced by flaggers in the roadway. This work is expected to take about one month.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $7.5 million project. Work will continue through the fall and resume in 2015 as weather permits, completing in mid-July. Elk County sites for 2015 include Route 219 in the Johnsonburg area, Route 255 in the Johnsonburg area, and Route 4007 (Silver Creek Road) in the Johnsonburg area.

Overall work will include base repairs, shoulder improvements, tree trimming, drainage improvements, guide rail updates, bridge deck repairs and paving. The tree trimming work will allow sunlight to reach larger portions of the highway for longer periods of time, providing an additional safety factor in the winter months. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Governor Tom Corbett worked with the Legislature to secure passage of Act 89, which is making more than $2.1 billion available in 2014 for highway and bridge projects across the state.

Funding provided by Act 89 is enabling PennDOT to make significant progress in addressing major roadway and bridge needs across the region, including projects starting this year to resurface 175 miles of rough pavement and rehabilitate 24 deteriorated bridges in District 2’s nine-county area of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties.

Aside from ACT 89, mid-September will also see other Elk County work sites get underway.

Within the next week to ten days, drivers can expect to encounter a repair work zone on a bridge along Route 219 north of Wilcox. Once barriers are removed, crews will pave the bridge deck, with flaggers in the roadway to direct traffic.

In mid to late September, work will take place in the borough of Ridgway to place ADA ramps at two locations. ADA ramps will be constructed at the corner of North Broad Street and Allenhurst and at the intersection of North Broad Street and Race Street. There will be open excavation of the sidewalk in these areas and pedestrians should use caution when walking through these areas. The ramp work is expected to take about seven days.

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