Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Work Starts Next Week to Improve Route 6 in Coudersport

Coudersport, PA – Long-awaited improvement work will get underway next week on Route 6 in Coudersport, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). This two-year project will result in an improved roadway surface through downtown Coudersport as well as sidewalk improvements. The work zone stretches along Route 6 from West Street to Ludwig Lane. Initial work in August will feature the setting of signs, traffic control measures, drainage improvements, and repairs to side streets that will be part of the local detours in 2017.
In 2016, traffic control will feature short term lane closures and alternating traffic patterns controlled by flaggers. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times but availability of parking in the downtown area will be reduced. Drivers should also be prepared for travel delays in and around Coudersport.  
Overall work will included roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements, bridge rehabilitation, traffic signal upgrades, water line relocation, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.
PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work changes or traffic impacts are expected. 2017 detours will be detailed prior to the implementation of the detours. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.8 million project, which will continue through late 2016, shut down for winter, and then resume in spring 2017 through November.