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Portions of Route 30 in North Versailles Twp. and East McKeesport will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in each direction Tuesday (May 26) as crews continue a $13.6 million improvement project.
The milling and paving work was to have been completed Thursday (May 21), but was rained out, said Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
The highway is being upgraded between Lenox Avenue in Forest Hills and Route 48 in North Versailles. The project includes milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, installation of wheelchair accessible ramps at crosswalks, new guide rails, traffic signal upgrades and improved pavement markings.
The current phase of the project affects Route 30 between Route 148 (Fifth Avenue) in East McKeesport and Route 48 (Jacks Run Road) in North Versailles, PennDOT’s Cowan said.
Work began May 18 but was suspended due to rain. Milling and paving operations will occur from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and portions of Route 30 will be reduced to a single-lane of traffic in each direction. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.
Work times may change when higher traffic volumes resume, Cowan said. Additional details will be provided prior to schedule changes.
Gulisek Construction LLC of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, is the prime contractor, Cowan said.
Work on the project is being done in accordance with federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines and state Department of Health guidance, as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite and relevant training, Cowan said.
Originally published May 22, 2020.