HANCOCK - Work has begun on a two-year bridge-widening project along Interstate 70 in Hancock at the Tonoloway Creek in an area known as "Concrete Hill."
The work will disrupt traffic from time to time, State Highway Administration engineers said.
The $6.5 million project will add a third lane in each direction on the existing bridges, said Fred Crozier, an SHA district engineer based in LaVale, Md.
Motorists traveling along I-70 may expect some single-lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound lanes during construction, which is expected to be completed by 2004.
Those closures could be at any hour although efforts will be made to keep as many lanes moving as possible during peak traffic times, Crozier said.