WATERFORD, Pa. - Work to improve travel for motorists on Route 19 in the Waterford area of Erie County is scheduled to begin in March.
The project will improve approximately one and one-half miles of Route 19 from the southern intersection of Route 19 and Route 97 in Waterford Township to the northern intersection of Route 19 and Route 97 in Waterford Borough.
Work will include pavement restoration, drainage improvements, pavement markings, curb ramps and signage. The work will also include reconstruction of the traffic signal located at the intersection of Route 19 and South Park Row.
The contractor is the Joseph McCormick Construction Co., Inc., of Erie. The contract cost is $1,420,674.37, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.
This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvanias transportation funding plan.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 6. The scheduled completion date is July 21, 2017.
No detours are anticipated, but motorists will encounter traffic lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
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