As overnight construction along Washington Avenue continues, the borough is lining up the remaining elements of this multi-part project, which is expected to end before May.
The lane closings that you’ve been seeing on weeknights after 8 p.m. are the result of a $500,000 water main replacement undertaken by Pennsylvania-America Water.
Given that crews are already digging up the road to replace the water main, the borough will use this opportunity to perform required sanitary sewer work along Washington Avenue. The sewer job was awarded last week to Oakdale-based JetJack, Inc, which submitted a bid that was a whopping 38% lower than the runner up. (The final contract is contingent upon a review of all documentation, with work expected to begin next month).
Then, in mid-April, PennDOT will repave and repaint Washington Avenue, bringing an end to the lane closings and resuming normal traffic.
UPDATE: After the council vote, Jet Jack withdrew its bid due to calculating errors in its proposal. Roto-Rooter was later awarded the contract at a cost of $237,777.00.