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Pedestrian access work in Woodward



Crews clear away brush along Farrandsville Road in August 2022. PennDOT announced that contractors will be back to work constructing a pedestrian walkway from Veterans Bridge to Riverview Park on Monday.

FARRANDSVILLE — Roadwork along Farrandsville Road in Woodward Township will restart Monday, March 6. The work continues efforts by PennDOT to create a safe pedestrian access to Riverview Park from Veteran’s Bridge and improve drainage.

“Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control until late March while crews complete temporary drainage upgrades, a release from PennDOT said. “Flagging will occur during daylight hours. One lane will remain open to traffic throughout each workday.”

Following upgrade completion, contractors will implement a long-term lane closure and install temporary traffic signals. According to PennDOT, these signals will remain in “flash” mode for one week before becoming active and enforcing alternate traffic patterns.

“The contractor will also alter the traffic pattern on West River Drive in late March. Under the new configuration, traffic will continue northbound on Farrandsville Road and turn onto West River Drive at the western intersection instead of the eastern one, which will be closed due to construction,” the release said. “West River Drive will also change from one-way to two-way traffic for the project duration, and drivers will utilize a turnaround at the eastern intersection so they can leave the same way they came in.”

PennDOT will update drivers and provide a map before the contractor implements this change.

Work this year also includes building a temporary causeway on the Susquehanna riverbank to serve as a work platform to build an 800-foot retaining wall. Navigational aids will be placed in the river to denote a safe distance from construction activities to boaters. Work on the wall is set to begin in April.

Overall work on this project includes utility relocations, drainage improvements, piping and inlets, building a retaining wall, sidewalks, curbing, ornamental light poles, guide rail, paving, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.

Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, Pa., is the contractor on this $7.5 million job, which will carry into 2024. All work is weather dependent.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking 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 1,000 traffic cameras.

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.

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