CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- It has been a rough ride for downtown Chambersburg in recent weeks, one that will continue through the end of the year as the borough replaces, repairs and relocates aging sewer, water and gas lines prior to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation repaving U.S. 30 next year.
"We're squeezed by PennDOT's schedule to overlay U.S. 30 from Coldbrook Avenue to Sollenberger Road," Borough Manager Eric Oyer told about 20 people attending a town meeting hosted by Downtown Chambersburg Inc.
Utility lines are buried as deep as 18 feet below the surface and the sewer, water and gas lines are among the oldest in town, Oyer said. Lincoln Way West, which is part of U.S. 30, from the Memorial Square fountain west to Spring Street had one of its two lanes blocked off Wednesday as part of the utility line project, he said.
That section of underground work should be completed in a month, he said.