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PennDOT to close portion of Pa. 316 later this month

July 16, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Starting July 27, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close a portion of Pa. 316 north of Waynesboro, Pa., as part of an eight-mile project to resurface the road.

PennDOT spokesman Michael Crochunis said approximately two miles of Pa. 316 between Hades Church Road and Pa. 914 will be closed to traffic until Aug. 10.

Motorists traveling on Pa. 316 will be detoured south of the project, he said.

"The detour is around the north end of the project," he said. "Heading south, the detour will take motorists from Swamp Fox Road (Pa. 914) to Horst Road to Clay Hill Road to Hades Church Road."

Last resurfaced in 1986, the eight-mile stretch of road will receive new base, surface, drainage and guiderail, he said. The project is expected to cost about $2.7 million.

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Some connecting roads also will be repaired as part of the project, he said.

PennDOT has scheduled to fill "sag curves" on Hades Church Road and Grindstone Hill Road to make the streets level.

Stretching from the Borough of Waynesboro, through Washington and Quincy townships and to Guilford Township, the project is 100 percent federally funded, Crochunis said.

The entire project is not expected to finish until summer 2010.

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