Work be­gins on $12.3M project to im­prove Route 61

Pen­nDOT warns of lane re­stric­tions from Leesport to Perry Town­ship

The Hamburg Area Item - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion an­nounced work be­gan March 19 on a project to im­prove PA 61 in Leesport and Shoe­mak­ersville bor­oughs and On­te­launee and Perry town­ships in Berks County.

The project in­cludes milling, con­crete patch­ing, base re­pairs, re­plac­ing drainage in­lets and pipes, paving, re­plac­ing con­crete is­lands and curbs, up­grad­ing traf­fic sig­nals, mi­nor bridge re­pair work, up­dat­ing guide rail, in­stalling Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act com­pli­ant curb ramps, re­plac­ing side­walks, up­dat­ing signs, and in­stalling new pave­ment mark­ings.

Dur­ing con­struc­tion, mo­torists may ex­pe­ri­ence day­time and night­time lane re­stric­tions on PA 61 north or south be­tween But­ton­wood Street in Leesport and Zions Church Road in Perry Town­ship. There will be no week­day re­stric­tions dur­ing ma­jor hol­i­days.

Mo­torists are ad­vised to ex­pect de­lays and use cau­tion trav­el­ing through the area. This sec­tion of PA 61 has an av­er­age daily traf­fic vol­ume of 26,897 ve­hi­cles.

New En­ter­prise Stone & Line Co., Inc. of New En­ter­prise, Pa. is the gen­eral con­trac­tor on the $12.3 mil­lion project. All work is sched­uled to be com­plete in Oc­to­ber 2019. All sched­ules are sub­ject to change.

Mo­torists can check con­di­tions on more than 40,000 road­way miles, in­clud­ing color-coded win­ter con­di­tions on 2,900 miles, by vis­it­ing

511PA, which is free and avail­able 24 hours a day, pro­vides traf­fic de­lay warn­ings, weather fore­casts, traf­fic speed in­for­ma­tion and ac­cess to more than 825 traf­fic cam­eras.

511PA is also avail­able through a smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tion for iPhone and An­droid de­vices, by calling 5-11, or by fol­low­ing re­gional Twit­ter alerts ac­ces­si­ble on the 511PA web­site.

Fol­low re­gional Pen­nDOT in­for­ma­tion on Twit­ter at www.twit­­len­town, and like the depart­ment on Face­book at www. face­­syl­va­ni­aDepart­mentofTrans­porta­tion.

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