Dunmore – Because of the need for the utility companies to upgrade much more of their network than previously anticipated, Keyser Avenue is currently a much rougher ride than PennDOT would like it to be. As such, the department agreed to invest another $3 million dollars into the project to immediately repave of the road, from McDade Park (Continental Drive) in Scranton to Oak Street in Taylor.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 a.m. Kriger Construction will mill out the road, and repave the entire 2.5 mile stretch. The work will be done in sections of approximately 1,000 feet in length at a time, starting at Continental Drive and proceeding toward Taylor. Work will proceed for the next few months, essentially around the clock until halted by snow.
Although the work will necessitate single lane closures that will cause extensive traffic backups, the improved road conditions will be seen almost immediately by the traveling public. Also, although the additional upgrade request that PennDOT has received from the utility companies has made Keyser Avenue a much rougher ride than originally planned, by making these upgrades now, there will be much less need for the utility companies to complete repairs to their system after the project is complete.
These upgrades to Keyser Avenue are part of a $10.4 million improvement project, with an expected completion date of October 2015.