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Portion of Route 288 will close starting on Monday

July 23, 2021 News Extra

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A portion of Route 288 will be closed beginning July 26.

PennDOT District 11 announced that the section of Route 288 between Lake Road and Old Furnace Road will be blocked to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Monday.

The $1.59 million construction project, sponsored by the Zelienople Airport Authority, consists of realigning Zelienople Road and Lake Road, vertically lowering Zelienople Road, widening Lake Road, pipe and inlet installation, grading and paving, and other miscellaneous work. The overall project is anticipated to conclude in the spring of 2022. Independence Excavating, Inc. is the prime contractor.

Cars coming from west of the closure should take Old Furnace Road westbound and turn left onto Hartzell School Road, then left on Route 588 until it reaches Route 288. Cars coming from east of the closure should do the same in the opposite direction.

Trucks coming from west of the closure should turn left onto Route 65, left onto route 588, and head to the rest of 288. Trucks east of the closure should do the same in the opposite direction as well.

Lake Road will also close to traffic between Route 288 and Dutch Road from 7 a.m. Monday continuously through early November. Through traffic will be detoured.

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