Route 19 to be reduced to one lane traffic

OIL CITY, Pa - Route 19 is expected to be restricted to one-lane traffic during daylight work hours beginning June 19 in in the Waterford area of Erie County due to paving work.

The restriction will be in place 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.

The daylight restriction is expected to start on Monday, June 19, weather permitting, and continue for six days. Flaggers will be in place to control traffic. The restriction is to allow a contractor to complete paving of one and one-half miles of the roadway.

Motorists should expect travel delays, especially during the morning and afternoon commute times.

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. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.


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