Friday, March 25, 2016

Potter County road improvements

Galeton, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising area drivers that Route 44 between Carter Camp and Cherry Springs will close Monday, March 28, as work resumes to rehabilitate more than 50 miles of weight restricted roadway on Routes 44 and 144 in Potter County. A detour using Route 144 and Route 6 will be in place.

Project work began during the summer of 2015 and included drainage improvements, full depth roadway reclamation, guide rail updates, and paving on Route 144. The same work was completed on Route 44 from Carter Camp to Oleona.
In 2016 work will include full depth reclamation on Route 44 from Cherry Springs State Park to the village of Carter Camp. That work will also include drainage, guide rail updates, and paving. 2016 will also bring full depth reclamation, drainage updates, guide rail updates, and paving from the village of Oleona to the Lycoming County line. PennDOT expects drainage and full-depth reclamation work along this section to be complete in mid-June.
This two-year project was made possible through a partnership between PennDOT and industry partners Shell, Tenaska, and Dominion Transmission. The industry partners are contributing almost $2 million, with PennDOT funding coming from Potter County Maintenance investments as well as funds dedicated to upgrading weight restricted highways through ACT 89, the state’s transportation funding plan. Making these improvements will result in removal of the current weight restrictions.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $17.5 million project that is expected to finish in November.