Route 899 Improvement Project in Forest County to Begin

image002FOREST CO., Pa. – A $4.5 million project that will improve travel for motorists on almost 10 miles of Route 899 in Forest County is expected to begin next week.

The road restoration project will extend 9.7 miles on Route 899 from the intersection with Route 66 in Jenks Township to the Forest/Jefferson county line at Clarington in Barnett Township.

In addition to milling and paving, work will include updated drainage, guiderail, signing and pavement markings, along with tree trimming and tree removal.

The project is expected to begin on or after April 25, 2016 and be completed by September 28, 2016.

The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA. The contract cost is $4,584,864, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

No detours are anticipated, but motorists will encounter traffic lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

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