The North Street Improvement Project is a two-year-long project that includes Route 27 from Water Street to State Street in the City of Meadville.
Work includes road reconstruction, installation of new sewer lines, widening intersections for improved turning radii, drainage improvements, improved signals, sidewalks and curb ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The project will also upgrade lighting, guiderail, signs and pavement markings.
The project is expected to resume with drainage improvements that will require closing North Street to through traffic from the intersection with North Main Street to the intersection with Liberty Street.
A detour will be posted using Routes 6/19, Arch Street and Grove Street. North Main and Liberty Streets will remain open to traffic.
The contractor for the project is the Joseph McCormick Construction Co., Inc., of Erie. The contract cost is $6,781,141, which is being paid with 90 percent federal funds and 10 percent state funds.
The project is expected to be completed in October 2014.
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.
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