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Controversial Cambria Co. project underway

By: WJAC Web Staff

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- After numerous years of planning a $3.9 million project is finally moving forward.

The Goucher Street project that has been in the works for years started Monday and will take seven months to complete.   

PennDOT said the first step will be the drainage system which is to take four weeks. Traffic will be navigated by flaggers as the construction continues.   

After the drainage system a 1.1 mile stretch from Dundee Lane to Westgate Drive will be resurfaced. 

In addition, a new traffic signal is to go in at Willett Drive. 

This project includes a renovation of the trees along the street. Close to 50 trees are going to be removed and replanted. Officials said the current trees create a safety concern. 

Some business owners are on the fence about the renovation. 6 News spoke with one business owner who does not agree with the project. 

People have been traveling that route forever, Ive been traveling in it for 30 years, never had an incident, said business owner John Vizza. I dont know whos having a problem. 

The project is to be completed by Oct. 10.

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