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.


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

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