Road Work News

Motorists in Corry and outlying areas will have more road work to contend with this week, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Manual asphalt patching work will begin sometime this week on Route 426, from Stateline Road north of downtown Corry to the Warren County line on East Main Street near Spring Creek Township. Some of the patching, which includes 7.8 miles of road altogether, will include Center Street in the city.

Patch work also is scheduled to take place on Route 77 in Concord Township, though PennDOT did not say how much road would receive the manual patching or when it would begin.

Patching also will take place on Route 97 in Waterford Township. Waterford also will be the site of a pipe replacement on Old Route 86 and Sharp Road, PennDOT announced.

The road maintenance is one of several projects currently in the works for Corry. PennDOT announced last week that a resurfacing project for Route 6 in the city would be postponed until the spring due to other projects already underway throughout Erie County.

Crews instead were expected to begin patch work on 3.77 miles of Route 6 from Washington Street Extension in Wayne Township to the Erie/Warren county line near Walmart.

The local project is part of Gov. Tom Corbett’s Act 89 multimillion dollar infrastructure project. Route 6 was included in the act following the influx of $39 million for paving work across the state.

However, because of other projects in the county, the resurfacing of Route 6 was pushed to the spring, a PennDOT spokesman said last week. Instead, patch work was scheduled to maintain the road.

“The patches should last through the winter,” Tom Mello, assistant PennDOT county manager, said recently.

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