PennDOT Project To Create Route 309 Traffic Pattern Shift

Mike Taluto, Penn DOT District 4 Safety Press Officer, Dunmore, is reporting that State Route 309 in Hanover and Fairview townships is slated for a rock removal project that will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction in the southbound lanes only for the next year.

According to Taluto, the project will be advertised at the end of August and work could proceed sometime in October.

The scope of work for the safety project shows construction to affect an area of approximately 1.8 miles from Pine Run Road in Hanover Township to the Fairview Township boundary near State Route 437, Woodlawn Avenue.

He says that the project will remove rockslides along the northbound lanes along this corridor. “The cost is $6 million and will take about 1 year to complete. The traffic pattern will change: all traffic will be redirected to 309 South in both directions.”

More details are available from project engineer, Alfred Benesch & Company.

In a letter to Fairview Township, the designers advised, “We are sending you these plans to inform you of traffic changes that will be taking place within your municipality as a result of the PennDOT project…

“The project is expected to begin in September of 2013 and last until November of 2014. Work will involve the rock slope remediation along SR0309 northbound… It is anticipated that a single lane of traffic for both north and southbound traffic will be in effect from March of 2014 to November of 2014.”

Signage for the proposed shifted traffic pattern will begin over a mile in both directions before the actual

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