PENNDOT TO RESURFACE STATE ROUTE 443 IN WEST PENN TOWNSHIP; WORK TO START FRIDAY AND BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 2016

Image from PennDOT's website.
Image from PennDOT’s website.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 announced today (Thursday, October 15, 2015) that PA 443 will be resurfaced in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County.

The pavement improvement project is financed with state funds from Pennsylvania’s transportation plan, Act 89. The project includes road milling and paving, guiderail upgrades and new pavement markings on PA 443 between PA 309 and the Carbon County line.

Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 16, and lasting through the duration of the project, motorists can expect weekday lane closures from 7 PM to 7 PM. Crews may work weekends if necessary.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones.
These precautions are not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

Lehigh Asphalt Paving & Construction Co. of Tamaqua, PA is the general contractor on the $2,588,400 project. All work is expected to be complete in August 2016.

The average daily traffic volume on this section of PA 443 is 4,034 vehicles.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting http://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 770 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 local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown.

To view a complete list of District 5 News Releases: Click http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-5/Pages/allnews.aspx.

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