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Traffic detour plans along U.S. Route 22 detailed

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Signs alerting motorists that U.S. Route 22 traffic would be detoured at the Burgettstown exit beginning April 15 were posted prematurely, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson said Tuesday.

“Those signs were not correct,” PennDOT District 12 Media Contact Valerie Petersen said, noting the contractor is anxious to get started. “As soon as the plans are approved, it will occur. They are hoping … to have it happen around the15th.”

A closure will be occurring (at some point), but the contractor does not have approval at this point (to proceed).”

There’s plenty of other work going on, however:

¯ Beginning Monday, traffic will be diverted around the overpass that carries state Route 4026 (Maple Grove Road) over Route 22 (William Penn Highway) in Robinson Township while it’s demolished and replaced. Traffic patterns on both roads will be impacted.

The detour will be in effect nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday to April 12, tentatively.

Simply put, she said U.S. Route 22 at the Maple Grove Bridge area will close for nighttime work between Monday and April 12, and Maple Grove Road will be closed and detoured.

“The detour is simply getting off of Route 22 at the off ramp and getting back on,” she added.

The contractor for the $5.4 million bridge replacement project is Swank Construction.

¯ Intermittent single-lane restrictions on Bavington Road between Spruce Lane and Steubenville Pike will continue through Tuesday. Crews will be doing maintenance work, including clearing, grubbing, tree removal, cross-pipe drainage and utility work as part of a $6.1 million contract for the rehabbing or replacing the overpass carrying Bavington Road over Route 22 in Smith Township, Washington County.

Advisories will be issued as traffic patterns change, Petersen said.

The tentative completion is September 2020.

The contractor is Gulisek Construction LLC.

¯ Motorists also may encounter one-lane traffic on Route 22 from about one mile east and six miles west of the Route 22 and state Route 18 interchange while crews do centerline joint repairs. Crews are currently working from the interchange westbound, she said.

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