|Use extreme caution in the area|
Indiana County, PA (April 13) – PennDOT Engineering District 10 is announcing the implementation of new traffic patterns and restrictions for the Route 22 Penn View improvement project in Burrell and West Wheatfield Townships, Indiana County, beginning on Monday, April 17, 2006.
The following new traffic pattern changes and restrictions will occur:
- Route 2002 will be closed at the east end with no access to or from existing Route 22. All traffic will utilize newly completed Route 2029 to gain access to Route 2002 from westbound Route 22 and from Route 2002 to existing Route 22.
- Starting Monday, April 17, 2006, a ten-foot width restriction will start throughout the project. Oversized vehicles should use Route 119 and Route 56 as the detour. Signs will be posted to alert motorists of the restrictions.
- Earthmoving equipment will be moving material across Route 22 during the hours of darkness. Motorists should keep alert for traffic control personnel.
Motorists should expect possible delays, lane restrictions, and changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. PennDOT asks motorists to use caution and remember that work zone safety is everyone's responsibility.
The prime contractor for the $28.1 million project is New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc. of New Enterprise, PA. Construction is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2007.
The Penn View project is the next step in District 10's efforts to widen Route 22 to four lanes. The remaining project, the Clyde section, will be under construction in 2007, completing the Route 22 widening through Indiana County in 2009.
For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, access District 10's website at www.dot.state.pa.us, then click "regional information" and the "10" on the map. Weekly construction and maintenance schedules are posted on the site.