Details emerge about SR 255 project

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.