Work starts Aug. 15 to improve routes 120 and 255 in St. Marys

Photo by Joseph Bell – Work began promptly at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 as workers been to mill Brusselles Street (state Route 120).
Staff Writer

Long-awaited improvement work began Monday, Aug. 15 on Routes 120 and 255 in St Marys, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Milling began Monday with work hours set for 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. Light plants will be in use during dark hours and flaggers will be present in the roadway at all times to control alternating traffic patterns.
Work will take place on Route 120 from Mill Street around the Diamond past Sheetz and out to John Street. Work will also take place on Route 255 from Center Street to Maurus Street (theatre to blinker light).
This work will affect parking in these areas, with no parking allowed Aug. 15-26.
Once milling is complete, crews will pave these sections of Route 120 and Route 255 the week of Aug. 22. Work hours will be the same and light plants and flaggers will again be in use and parking will be prohibited.
During the week of Aug. 22, crews will also be working on Route 1002 (Taft Road) to mill and fill the roadway and then pave. This work will take place during daylight hours, with flaggers in the roadway to enforce an alternating traffic pattern.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. This work in St. Marys is part of a three-county contract in Cameron, Elk and Clearfield counties. The St. Marys work has a value of around $800,000. Grannas Brothers of Hollidaysburg is the contractor on this project.
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