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Route 19 Holiday Traffic Closures Ahead

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SUMMIT TOWNSHIP- Summer construction season is in full swing and PennDOT says expect traffic delays in some areas.

One spot to keep an eye on is Route 19 in Summit Township. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night, PennDOT will close off the road between Dorn and Townhall Roads.

The plan is a part of a million dollar project to widen Route 19 and add a center lane. PennDOT hopes it will alleviate the traffic nightmare builds up during rush hour. The new addition will begin about 500 feet before Dorn Road and continue roughly 500 feet beyond PennDOT’s maintenance offices.

To keep the project on schedule, officials say they were forced to shut down the road for the Fourth of July weekend.

Drivers are advised to use Route 97 and Route 90 as detours. Porreco Nissan will close its doors during one of its busiest weekends of the year. Still, managers say they aren’t forgetting about their customers.

“We prepared ahead of time and we were on our game,” Porreco General Sales Manager Sean Stone says. “It’s going to be a huge Monday and we’re excited to tackle Monday and it will all come back around.”

Lanes will reopen to traffic on Monday at 6:00a.m. The full project is slated for completion at the end of August.
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