PennDOT: Road work to begin in Portage Borough

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CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Monday announced contractor, Gulisek Construction, LLC, of Mount Pleasant, will begin work on Monday, April 12, to improve a section of Route 164 (North Railroad Street), in Portage Borough.

Work will start to realign the intersection of Route 164 and Caldwell Avenue. A detour will be placed to move Caldwell Avenue traffic onto Mountain Avenue. This one-block detour will be in effect for approximately two months. Both lanes of Route 164 will remain open.

Then, on Monday, April 19, the contractor will begin work on the bridge over Trout Run. Route 164 will be reduced to one-lane traffic with the placement of temporary traffic signals. A detour of Johnson Avenue traffic one block to Mountain Avenue will be in effect during the Bridge work that is expected to last for 2 months. This detour will be 1000 ft.

Most work will be completed under daylight flagging operations. Overall work on this project includes new pavement, traffic signal upgrades, new sidewalk and curbing, and ADA ramp.

All work on this $2.9 million project is expected to be completed by late November 2021. All work is weather-dependent. Delays may be possible when traveling through the work area and motorists are advised to watch for construction equipment and personnel.

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