James May, a state Department of Transportation spokesman, said the work will be among the three largest ongoing transportation projects planned in PennDOT‘s six-county District 4 in 2014.
“It’s just a really old road, and a lot of the bridges along there are old or structurally deficient,” Mr. May said. “We’re going to go in and just do it all at once.”
Route 6, which is also Route 11 along that stretch, was constructed in the 1950s. Today, Mr. May estimated 7,000 vehicles travel in both directions every day along the deteriorating thoroughfare that PennDOT officials plan to restore.