Emergency contract awarded to repair storm-damaged roads

From staff reports

Emergency repairs are expected to start next week on state-owned roadways that were damaged in a July 19 storm that caused extensive flooding in several areas within Venango County.

Repairs will be made to four roadways, including Deep Hollow Road (Route 30235) in Cranberry Township, which has been closed to through traffic since the storm.

The other roads slated for repairs include:

– Route 322 near the intersection with Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township

– Raymilton Road (Route 3015) near the intersection with Krizon Road in Mineral Township

– Route 428 (Wallaceville Road) in Oakland Township.

An emergency contract was awarded to Francis J. Palo Inc. of Clarion. The contract cost is $1.4 million.

Deep Hollow detour

Work is expected to begin Wednesday on Deep Hollow Road, weather permitting. The project will include shoulder repairs, bridge structural work, debris removal and paving.

The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 25, weather permitting.

The current detour for Deep Hollow Road will be maintained and is posted using Bredinsburg Road (Route 2006) and Route 322. The roadway is expected to be reopened by Oct. 1.

In addition, temporary stop signs on Raymilton Road and Route 428 will be maintained until repairs are made at those locations, at which time the signs will be removed.