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Part of U.S. 11 to close in W.Va.

February 17, 1997

By DAVE McMILLION

Staff Writer, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. 11 near Berkeley Station Road will be closed starting today while construction crews demolish an abandoned railroad bridge crossing the highway, officials said.

The road in that area will closed for about two weeks, officials said.

Jane Covington, spokeswoman for CSX Transportation, said the railroad prefers to eliminate any facilities that are not being used by the corporation.

The track over the bridge, located about six-tenths of a mile north of Berkeley Station Road, has not been used for a number of years, Covington said. Covington said she did not know what the line was used for.

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Beginning today and extending until March 4, motorists on the highway will have to detour the area by using Scrabble Road and Berkeley Station Road.

Scrabble Road is accessed at the Bedington Crossroads just north of the bridge and Berkeley Station turns off U.S. 11 just south of the bridge at the 7-Eleven convenience store.

Trucks are urged to use W.Va. 901, Interstate 81, and W.Va. 9 as a detour, officials said.

National Salvage and Service Corporation, an Indiana-based company that does a large amount of construction work for CSX, has been contracted to demolish the bridge, officials said.

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