Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is warning drivers about expected delays along the 12th St. corridor later this month.

Starting the week of July 25, crews will be working to update the traffic signals at several intersections.

Power Contracting Company will be installing the overhead portion of the traffic signals, known as the mast arms, at the following intersections:

  • Greengarden Blvd.
  • Weschler Ave.
  • Raspberry St.
  • Cascade St.
  • Plum St.
  • Liberty St.
  • Cherry St.
  • Chestnut St.
  • Myrtle St.
  • Sassafras St.
  • Peach St.
  • State St.
  • French St.
  • Holland St.
  • German St.
  • Parade St.
  • Wallace St.
  • Ash St.
  • Reed St.
  • Wayne St.

Work will be done  weather-permitting and will continue for several weeks.

During installation of the mast arms, traffic will be stopped at the intersection for approximately five to 10 minutes. Drivers are encouraged to take a different route during the daytime hours, when possible.

The work is part of a $8.7 million project is being done to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and allow for safer and more efficient traffic flow along 6.5 miles of 12th Street from the Interstate 79 Exit to the Bayfront Connector.

The project includes new poles, improved traffic detection systems and signal coordination, and upgraded pedestrian features and ADA compliant curb ramps throughout the corridor. Along with the signal replacement, modifications and retimings will be done at the intersections of W. 12th St. and the Interstate 79 northbound on-ramp, Lincoln Ave., and Greengarden Blvd.