PennDOT Launches Winslow Hill Project Webpage | Way of life

CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched a webpage for the Winslow Hill Road project in Elk County and encourages the public to check the site for regular updates.

Work on the project is expected to begin on Monday, April 18.

Motorists can check conditions on major roads by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day. 511PA provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to over 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available via a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices.

The project involves the widening and reconstruction of the roadway on a 5.4 mile section of Winslow Hill Road (T-520) in Benezette Township. The work area extends from the bottom of Winslow Hill to the top of the hill past the PA State Game Lands Elk Viewing Center near Dewey Road.

Other work includes roadway shoulder improvements to improve pedestrian movement and emergency vehicle accommodation, replacement of an existing metal culvert, as well as drainage and rail rail updates. guidance.

Later this spring/summer, a three-day detour will be implemented using State Route 555 and Winslow Hill Road. The only work to be done under the diversion is the installation of an elliptical culvert pipe. Once the pipe is installed, all other operations will be carried out with a single lane daytime traffic pattern controlled by flaggers.

When completed in mid-August, PennDOT expects the project to improve the safety of local residents as well as visitors.

This $2.8 million project was made possible through public multimodal transportation funds. The contractor for this work is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College.

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