CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The bulldozers aren't expected for about two more weeks, but U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster and other state and local officials held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday for a $4.5 million project to widen a 1.2-mile stretch of Wayne Avenue.
The project will broaden the roadway from three to five lanes over much of the stretch between Kriner Road and Orchard Drive, according to Barry Hoffman, District 8 engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He said the project also includes four new signals at the Interstate 81 on- and off-ramps at Exit 5, Stouffer Avenue and Orchard Drive.
Hoffman said the project will begin April 20 and is expected to be completed by December.
"In 1991 when I wrote this in as a special project ... we thought this would be a simple process," said Shuster, R-Pa., of the $1.84 million included in that year's Intermodal Transportation Efficiency Act. At the time, Shuster said he figured the project would get started within about two years, but there were delays.