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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Route 321 Improvements to Bring Detour

Kane – Work to rehabilitate a section of Route 321 in McKean County will feature a detour, starting Tuesday. The detour is necessary so that full depth reclamation work can take place on the roadway without traffic disruptions. Route 321 will be closed from Route 59 south to Red Bridge Campground for this work.

PennDOT’s official detour will use Routes 59, 219, 6, and 321, with Route 321 remaining open between Kane and Red Bridge Campground. The official detour is approximately 37 miles long. Drivers familiar with the area may choose to use alternate routes. Access for local property owners will be provided along this closed section on an as needed basis.

The reclamation work in this phase is concentrated on a Route 321 project in Hamilton and Corydon Townships made possible by National Forest Finding. PennDOT expects this section of Route 321 to be closed until early August.

A second closure affecting Route 321 from Kane Borough northeast through Wetmore Township and Hamilton Township will be in effect once the northern section is complete. Work on this southern section is made possible by Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan. PennDOT will issue a project update before implementing the second closure.

IA Construction Corporation of Franklin is the contractor on both projects. Motorists are reminded to follow detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

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