PennDOT to Repair and Resurface Route 233 through Mont Alto

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently set long-term work zone signs announcing that Monday, April 25, its contractor will begin preparations to repair and resurface a 1.22-mile section of Route 233 in Franklin County from the intersection of Route 997 and Park Street in Mont Alto Borough to the bridge over the West Branch of Antietam Creek in Quincy Township. This section of Route 233 averages more than 1,500 vehicles traveled daily.

The $523,899.31 contract was awarded on March 23 to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of Chambersburg, Franklin County, and includes drainage work, roadway base repair, milling and resurfacing of the roadway and shoulders, installation of guiderail, new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by mid-July.

PennDOT advises travelers that they may encounter shifting traffic patterns or single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers assisting them through the work zone on weekdays during daylight hours. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

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.

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 700 traffic cameras, 94 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.