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Traffic on U.S. 30 in Pa. limited during construction

June 12, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Motorists traveling U.S. 30 in western Franklin County can expect to find traffic reduced to a single lane while the road is repaired and resurfaced in a yearlong project.

Also, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed the Five Forks Road bridge in Quincy Township, Pa., for replacement.

Valley Quarries Inc., of Chambersburg, Pa., began the $4.1 million U.S. 30 project Monday, according to a PennDOT news release.

The contractor also will be installing a new traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pa. 75, the release stated.

The resurfacing affects 6 1/2 miles of U.S. 30 from Pa. 416 in St. Thomas Township to the base of the mountain in Peters Township. Approximately 7,400 vehicles use it daily, the release stated.

The contract includes drainage modifications, concrete repair, repair to the road base, minor bridge rehabilitation work, guiderail updates and resurfacing the roadway with asphalt, according to the release.

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n In Quincy Township, traffic is being detoured onto Pa. 316, Pa. 16 and Five Forks Road until the bridge re-opens in August. Concrete barriers block traffic from the bridge.

About 1,300 vehicles use the bridge daily, PennDOT said.

The bridge over Antietam Creek was last modified in 1961. The new one will be wider and longer, PennDOT said.

PennDOT has contracted with George S. Hann & Son Inc. of Fort Littleton, Pa., to conduct the bridge replacement project at a cost of $660,000.

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