Main Ave. project to start

A much-needed road repair could begin as soon as next week.

A press release from PennDOT on Friday said that work on Main Avenue between the railroad tracks and Pleasant Drive is slated to begin Monday, May 19. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

“Work involves replacing the existing bridge deck on a 125-foot single span steel girder bridge and the construction of asphalt approach pavements,” the press release explained. “Work will include drainage and guide rail updates, signing improvements and pavement markings.”

Total cost for the contracted work is $1,374,513 and the contract was awarded to I.A. Construction Corp. of Franklin.

PennDOT said that, during construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane during the work day and will be controlled by flaggers.

Warren County is seeing a dramatic increase in summer paving work as compared to the past few years.

The increase is primarily due to an infusion of funds to PennDOT stemming from last November’s $2.3 billion state transportation legislation.

That total amount will be phased in across the Commonwealth over the next five years.