Barrier construction under way at site of deadly Sharon crash

Road construction

SHARON, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project that began Tuesday in Sharon, Pa., will feature paving of U.S. Route 62 and installation of a concrete median near Stambaugh Avenue, according to a PennDOT news release.

The barrier will be installed near the site of a crash that killed Sharon High School football players Corey Swartz and Evan Gill, as well as John Zdelar Jr. of Brookfield, on Nov. 8, 2013.

Work will include milling and paving Route 62 (Connelly Boulevard) from the Pennsylvania/Ohio state line to Stambaugh Avenue in the City of Sharon. Work will also include upgrades to drainage, guide rail, curb ramps, road shoulders, signs, traffic signals and pavement markings.

The median barrier will start at a point near Stambaugh Avenue and extending west for approximately one half mile, ending in the 200 block of Connelly Boulevard.

The contractor is Sharon Paving and Construction Co. Inc. of Sharpsville, Pa. The contract cost is $1,457,082, with additional costs yet to be included for the concrete safety barrier. The contract is being paid entirely with federal funds.

The project is now under way and is expected to be completed by July.

No detours are anticipated, but motorists will encounter traffic lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.

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