The final permit for the long awaited Route 219 four-lane extension from Somerset to Meyersdale has been approved. Construction of the approximate 11-mile project is set to begin late this summer.
Construction will be completed in three phases: Earthwork, structures, and paving.
The earthwork contract will include moving approximately 10 million cubic yards of material, grading the roadway template, and installing the drainage for the majority of the 11-mile corridor and will take approximately three years to complete.
The structure contract will include the construction of 10 bridges and will take approximately two years to complete.
The paving contract will include paving the majority of the 11-mile corridor and will take approximately 2 years to complete.
There will be approximately one year of overlap between each of the three contracts for a total duration of five years with the earthwork starting late this summer. When construction is complete there will be a direct four-lane limited access connection from Meyersdale to Route 22 in Ebensburg.