Just a few weeks ago, it looked like Washington Avenue was going to be a construction zone for most of this summer.
PennDOT was projecting that asphalt work could last until the middle of July and that concrete work could take place on weekends into early August.
But judging by the progress made thus far, could the road be finished sooner?
We asked PennDOT, but the agency’s response was basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
However, crews are scheduled to begin paving from Bower Hill Road to St. Clair Street tonight—weather permitting.
The outlook for concrete work may be fuzzier. PennDOT was hoping to do the majority of work on a few weekends in May, but the weather didn’t cooperate.
[UPDATE 6:45 PM]: A PennDOT spokesman said that milling and paving should be completed by mid-July. The Washington Avenue project is part of a larger contract that runs until Aug. 5. There could be minor construction up until then, but the bulk of Washington Avenue work should be complete”long before” that date.