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Berkeley County Briefs

September 11, 2006

Bunker Hill bridge nearing completion



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The replacement of Bunker Hill bridge on U.S. 11 in southern Berkeley County is nearing completion, according to a project status report by West Virginia Division of Highways area engineer Bill Shanklin.

As of Sept. 1, about 87 percent of the project on the heavily traveled road was complete. The Berkeley Station bridge in northern Berkeley County was opened to traffic, with a Model T Ford driven across the new structure to celebrate the opening a few weeks ago, Shanklin said.

In Jefferson County, paving on the first segment of the new four-lane route for W.Va. 9 was 2.4 percent completed as of Sept. 1. Bridge construction and earthwork for a section of the highway near Currie Road is now more than 71 percent complete. Final grading and bridge work for the Cattail Run Road project for W.Va. 9 was about 93 percent complete. Demolition of a U.S. 522 bridge in Morgan County was nearing completion as well.

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Tours of emergency upgrades slated



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An open house to celebrate the newly renovated 911 center and equipment upgrades for the emergency communications center will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Tours showcasing the completed project will be available. For more information, contact the center at 263-1340.




Hedgesville Library plans unveiled



HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Preliminary designs for a new library in Hedgesville were unveiled this week and officials coordinating the project told town leaders Wednesday they welcome input from area residents.

The drawings will be available for review until Oct. 9 at the Naylor Memorial Hall Library in Hedgesville, according to Pamela Coyle, director of the library system in Berkeley County.

Notebooks have been made available at Naylor Memorial Hall for residents to write comments or suggestions for the project, which dependent upon fundraising.

"If you know anyone with a 'cool million' laying around we'd like to talk," Coyle told Hedgesville town officials.

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