Friday, April 8, 2016

PennDOT to ReSurface Route 443 in Schuylkill County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 announced today PA 443 will be resurfaced in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County beginning Thursday, April 14.

The pavement improvement project is financed with state funds from Pennsylvania’s transportation plan, Act 89. The project includes milling, patching, paving, guiderail upgrades, and new pavement markings on PA 443 between PA 309 and the Carbon County line.

Beginning April 14 motorists should anticipate daytime lane closures on this section of PA 443 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. There may be occasional weekend lane closures.

Lehigh Asphalt Paving & Construction Company of Tamaqua, PA is the general contractor on the $2,588,400 project. All work is expected to be complete by August.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

The average daily traffic volume on PA 443 in the project location is 4,019 vehicles.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 traffic cameras.