Construction on U.S. Route 322 is on schedule, according to PennDOT officials who spoke to Potter Township residents Monday.
The Potters Mills Gap project was started in March and involves three phases stretching between Sand Mountain Road and Skyview Drive. Project Manager Craig Sattesahn said construction on the first phase, a two-span concrete beam bridge over U.S. Route 322 at the Sand Mountain Road intersection, has gone well with few traffic impacts.
The second phase, construction of the Sand Mountain Road interchange, is expected to go to bid in about January, he said. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016 and be completed by fall.
The third phase, reconstruction of Route 322 and the western interchange — including widening the road to four lanes — will go to bid in January 2017, he said, with construction expected to take two to three years.
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PennDOT is also investigating the dumping of rock by the contractor during the first phase, he said, to ensure the contractor made arrangements with the correct property owner.