Road projects under way in W.Va., Pa.

June 13, 2010

Editor's note: Millions of dollars worth of road projects are under way in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and southcentral Pennsylvania. Drivers will find themselves navigating through detours and delays. Here is what to anticipate on the roads this week.

West Virginia

Interstate 81 at exit 8 near Martinsburg, W.Va., will have nighttime closures and a single lane of traffic at times this week during bridge construction at Tabler Station Road.

The West Virginia Division of Highways will be doing maintenance on Carlyle, Camp Frame and Ted Kesecker roads, as well as Interstate 81 in Berkeley County. It also will continue widening a bridge on Bedington Road.

Flaggers might occasionally stop motorists in the area of Opequon Lane, Short Road and Leetown Road because of construction of a new, four-lane roadway and bridges.


Pa. 997 in Quincy Township, Pa., will be closed at the bridge near Nunnery Road. This bridge will be closed to traffic for 100 days as it is replaced.


Expect to be detoured using Pa. 16, Pa. 316, Manheim Road, Mentzer Gap Road and Tomstown Road.

Pa. 316 (Wayne Highway South) in Washington Township, Pa., near the Mason-Dixon Line continues to be restricted to one lane of travel as a bridge there is replaced. Temporary traffic lights are being used to help motorists navigate that work zone.

More than 6,600 vehicles cross that section of road each day, as it serves as a major route between Waynesboro, Pa., and Hagerstown.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also has continuing bridge work planned on Fannettsburg Road in Fannett Township, Pa., and Wharf Road in Quincy Township.

Drivers also might see PennDOT crews this week on St. Thomas-Edenville Road, Pioneer Drive, Cider Press Road, Falling Spring Road, Rocky Mountain Road, Roxbury Road, Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg Road and Parnell Drive/Steele Avenue for things like shoulder work and pavement patching.

Construction at the intersection of Seminary Lane and Rutledge Road will create a road closure in the Borough of Mercersburg.

"Seminary Lane in the borough will be closed," Borough Manager Jason Cohen said.

Lanes will continue to be shifted on West Main Street in the Borough of Waynesboro between Tritle and Frick avenues. Water lanes are being replaced.

"Depending on what they're doing, it could be down to one lane," Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said, adding that flag crews will guide motorists.

Also in Waynesboro borough, the gas company will continue to upgrade lines on Second Street. They're scheduled to start soon on King Street between North Church and North Potomac streets.

Stop signs were installed for new traffic patterns on Ninth Street in Waynesboro. Bags remain over those signs in an attempt to give people time to adjust to their presence.

-- Compiled by Staff Writer Jennifer Fitch. Contact her at

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