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Route 61 Work Begins, Delays Expected from Schuylkill Haven to Pottsville

Night work to begin as early as next month.

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PennDOT says work on Route 61 in the heart of Schuylkill County got underway this week.

The $7 million project is expected to last until July 2024, according to the state roads department. It’ll including road million, base repairs, some much-needed paving, guide rail updates, curb ramps, and new pavement markings.

Work on the curb ramps is being done to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act rules.

Route 61 Paving Project

Work on Route 61 will extend from University Drive in Schuylkill Haven and Mill Creek Ave. in Pottsville.

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This week, PennDOT says, work during the daytime hours will be done on the shoulder areas of Route 61 as well as at intersections with the highway.

Starting in late-March or early-April, roadwork will begin. That will involve work at night. Lane restrictions will be in place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. when that work begins.

Alan A. Myers, Worcester, was awarded a contract in excess of $7 million to complete this Route 61 project.

To see if this Route 61 project will affect your commute, check the 511 app.

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  1. It's me

    February 27, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Meanwhile, Route 61 between Frackville and St. Clair is caving in!

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