By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ
The construction project to resurface the bridge on Interstate 70 westbound near Md. 66 will soon be completed.
Jim Zufall, assistant district engineer for construction for the Maryland State Highway Administration, said the $1.7 million project will be completed by the second week in August.
Since March 1996, crews have been trying to replace the decks on the Beaver Creek Road Bridge and Md. 66 bridge, but the wettest weather in Hagerstown in at least 100 years cost the project a one-year delay.
He said bridges are reviewed once a year to see if they need to be replaced. In this case, the sub-base and sub-foundation were in good condition, but the deck was badly deteriorated and needed replacement.