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Tri-State briefs

June 04, 2008

One-lane travel coming for I-81 in Pa.



HARRISBURG, Pa. - Construction crews are scheduled Wednesday to begin a nighttime concrete patching operation on Interstate 81 northbound including the ramps for exits 1, 3 and 5.

The work marks the start of a project to repair and resurface a six-mile stretch of I-81 from the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line to one mile north of Exit 5 for Greencastle, Pa., in Antrim Township.

Motorists are advised of single-lane traffic restrictions Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., as crews repair sections of the interstate with an accelerated-curing concrete and resurface I-81.

For the first few nights, crews are scheduled to patch sections of concrete in the northbound lanes of I-81 and on- and off-ramps. Once this work is complete, crews will move the patching operation to the southbound lanes, then subsequently mill and overlay the existing interstate and exit ramps.

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The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.




Vendors sought for Sidewalk Days



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The 41st annual Sidewalk Days will be Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, in downtown Greencastle.

The deadline for vendors to register is June 27.

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce expects thousands of shoppers to visit booths offering various crafts, food and wares.

"This has always been a huge event and each year it gets bigger. Old favorites will be returning, and we have quite a few new folks signing up as well," said Bill Gour, the Chamber's executive director.

For more information about Sidewalk Days, call the Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610 or e-mail info@greencastlepachamber.org.

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