GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Traffic should move smoothly through the Borough of Greencastle and Antrim Township this fall when more than eight miles of area paving projects come to a close.
As early as Oct. 15, PennDOT and Antrim Township will wrap up all 2009 paving projects on major thoroughfares, officials said. Some bridge paving and the Pa. 16 resurfacing project will continue in 2010, according to PennDOT.
For nearly a year, traffic has been bottlenecked on Pa. 16 and bypasses around the town.
The Borough of Greencastle began tearing up Baltimore Street in October 2008, replacing gas and water main lines to prepare the heavily traveled state road for a new surface from PennDOT. Antrim Township started paving 7.1 miles of its right-of-way in early Summer.
Now that most of the planned 2009 paving is done, business owners and officials are pleased with the outcome.
"It looks great," Borough Manager Ken Womack said of the new Baltimore Street. "All they have yet to do is paint the lines."