Forest County road project starts next week

From staff reports

A $3 million construction project on more than four miles of Route 62 and Route 36 in Forest County is scheduled to start next week.

The project will improve 3.9 miles of Route 62 from the intersection with Route 36 in Tionesta Borough to the intersection with Little Hickory Road in Hickory Township.

The work will also include two-tenths of a mile of Route 36 in Tionesta Borough from the intersection with Route 62 to the intersection with Smokey Hill Road in Tionesta Township.

Work will involve milling, paving, and drainage, as well as updated shoulders, guide rail, concrete curbs, signs, and pavement markings.

Construction is expected to begin on July 1, weather permitting, and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 6.

The contractor is IA Construction of Franklin. The contract cost is $3,058,777.77, which is to be paid with federal and state funds.

This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

No detours are anticipated with this project, thought motorists may encounter lane restrictions controlled by flaggers and portable traffic signals.