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Details emerge about SR 255 project

March 6, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - Dean Ball of PennDOT explains details of the SR 255 and 120 reconstruction project during Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting.

PennDOT's Dean Ball updated city officials on Monday evening regarding the proposed timelines of the massive road reconstruction project taking place next year along State Route 255, encompassing a large section of the Million Dollar Highway.
Currently the project is on schedule and will be advertised this fall with hopes the contractor will begin by late fall. Also progressing smoothly are right-of-way acquisitions which will be ready for the advertisement of the project.
"We are still working with the St. Marys Water Authority and the Sewer Authority on cost-sharing agreements so they can upgrade the water and sewer as part of the project. There is no update available as officials are working on it right now. We are hoping to have this information updated in April," Ball said.
Full construction is anticipated to begin in March 2013, Building demolitions and utility work will be among the initial work taking place prior to March. The completion date is set for July 2014.

Comments

Delays...delays

March 8, 2012 by 2pt2 (not verified), 2 years 27 weeks ago
Comment: 335

How long is this gonna be pushed back, year after year, survey this, survey that, cold patch and band aid it some more.
Starting to seem like a real joke . This roadway is 15 years or more over due for a face lift. To travel it is a joke...destroying vehicles. Chunks of concrete blowing out of the road, holes....really ?

Delays???

March 9, 2012 by zz (not verified), 2 years 27 weeks ago
Comment: 337

What delays, this was the timeline from the start of the announced project. ????? I dont see where you see delays. I agree this road was long overdue. However there are no delays in the new 255 project from what I read.

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