Expect sunshine, traffic on your way to the polls
Those headed to the polls can expect seasonal weather, with highs in the mid 70s under sunny skies, though winds could gust as high as 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Voters should be aware of travel delays throughout the area that may increase driving times. The most expansive of these efforts is the Route 220 Safety Improvement Project, which will impact those traveling north- and southbound on Route 220 in Woodward and Piatt townships, a release from PennDot stated.
Speed limits in this area have been reduced to 45 mph, and several lane shifts have been enacted throughout the townships.
Most heavily impacted is the area around Queneshaque Road and Front Street, where several restrictions have been put in place. Queneshaque Road restrictions include: Route 220 northbound traffic will not be able to access Queneshaque Road via the left turn lane; and traffic exiting Queneshaque Road will be required to turn right onto Route 220 southbound, with drivers wishing to travel northbound directed to use the U-turn lanes at the former Woodward Township elementary school.
Additionally, Route 220 southbound traffic will not be able to access the eastern Front Street access via the left turn lane; and traffic exiting Front Street from Linden wishing to travel Route 220 southbound will be required to use the Grandview Jug handle to access Route 220 south, according to guidance from PennDot.
A repaving project may also cause delays in South Williamsport, as parts of Route 15 north- and southbound are worked on. Motorists should expect single lane traffic, along with flaggers, and/or channelizing devices to direct the flow of traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Elsewhere in the area, lane restrictions are in place between Fox Hollow Road and Heilman Road in Upper Fairfield Township, and both directions at 1 mile north of Dam Run Road in Cummings Township. Additionally, the shoulder is closed in both directions on Fairfield Road between Choate Circle and Rakestraw Road.
Voters are encouraged to visit www.511PA.com for the latest updates on major roadwork projects, delays, and weather forecasts.
PennDot advises all motorists to take caution while driving through construction areas, including planning trips ahead to account for slowdowns, paying attention to all posted signage and always turning headlights on when approaching active work zones.
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