Projects continue on U.S. 11, Interstate 81

July 11, 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. The Herald-Mail will run this feature regularly on Mondays this summer and into the fall to get motorists ready for the start of the work week. Here is what to anticipate on the roads this week.

West Virginia

o Work continues on widening U.S. 11 south of W.Va. 45 to Pikeside to three lanes. Beginning at 6 p.m. today, contractors will begin a 12-hour overnight paving schedule that will end at 6 a.m. Motorists could be confined to one traffic lane. Work also is slated to continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with similar lane restrictions.

o A West Virginia Department of Transportation project continues to replace median barrier between Exit 12 and Exit 16 of Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, with a 55-mph construction zone speed in effect and a reduction of one lane of travel on the northbound side the highway.



o The Borough of Mercersburg will continue with construction at the intersection of Seminary Lane and Rutledge Road.

o The Borough of Waynesboro will be doing water line work on West Main Street between Franklin and Grant streets.

Also in Waynesboro, UGI Gas Co. will be paving on the south side of King Street from North Potomac Street to North Church Street. Following that, Valley Quarries of Chambersburg, Pa., will be repaving King Street. That should start in the second half of this week or early next week.

o Furnace Road in Quincy Township is closed for water line installation.

o The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be detouring traffic on Rowe Run Road in Greene Township during pipe work. It'll also place pipe on Little Cove Road in Warren Township.

Shoulder work is scheduled for Slabtown, Fetterhoff Chapel, South Mountain and Golf Course roads. Fannett Township's Back Road and Horse Valley Road will undergo surface treatment.

Bridge work continues on Fannettsburg Road and Amberson Road in the northern part of Franklin County.

o PennDOT is doing preparatory work in Waynesboro borough before Pa. 16 is repaved. Expect to see concrete curb work on Pa. 16 (Main Street) and Pa. 316 (Grant Street).

Motorists might encounter lane restrictions between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews install handicapped-accessible curb ramps and repair sections of the roadway base.

o Bridges remain closed on Mont Alto Road, Pa. 316 South (Wayne Highway) and Pa. 997 (Anthony Highway).

Compiled by Staff Writers Jennifer Fitch in Pennsylvania and Matthew Umstead in West Virginia. E-mail them at"> and">

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