Beginning the week of April 4th, contractors for PennDOT will begin roadway base repair patching (full-depth excavation) as needed on King Street throughout the entire city limits from South West End Avenue to Broad Street. This will be a quick moving mobile operation over a 3-day period, with scattered parking and lane restrictions. Some blocks will see more activity than others. Upon completion of this work and beginning the week of April 11th and continuing into the week of April 18th , contractors will mill the roadway over a period of approximately 6 working days, starting on the western edge of the city and proceeding eastward. Widespread lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected during this work. Following immediately behind the milling operation will be a scratch & leveling crew. After the milling/scratch operation is completed, the contractor will begin the final wearing course and line striping, again starting at the western edge of the city and proceeding eastward. The wearing course and striping is anticipated to begin on or around April 20th and continue until the end of the month. This work will also require widespread lane restrictions and parking restrictions.
Motorists are advised to utilize other eastbound routes as possible, and slow down and exercise caution when traveling through any work zone. Please be alert for flaggers, as well as workers and equipment immediately adjacent to travel lanes. Uneven roadway conditions and raised utilities should be expected during this work, and travel delays should be expected on King Street and intersecting roadways. Residents and businesses are advised that parking violations will be strictly enforced to facilitate the work, and signage must be carefully obeyed when parking to avoid ticketing and towing.