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Work to repair East Second Street begins on Monday

July 16, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Paving and repair for East Second Street is scheduled to begin Monday, and the road will be completely closed to traffic in the areas of construction, Waynesboro Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.

The roadwork will extend from Myrtle Avenue to just east of the entrance of Waynesboro Area Middle School.

Fayetteville (Pa.) Contractors won an original contract for $199,475 and was awarded additional work for approximately $40,000, Grubbs said. The company will be removing the existing, damaged road surface, he said.

"If there are any repairs that need to be done to the sub-base, bad areas will be removed and replaced," he said.

A 6-inch base and 2-inch top coat should better accommodate school buses turning and stopping, Grubbs said.

"It's going to be a lot heavier street, so it'll hold up a lot longer," he said.

Work is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 13 so that the road is available for the first day of school, according to Grubbs.

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The Waynesboro Area School Board this week discussed trying to do its high school driveway paving during the East Second Street project. The board has plans to extend East Third Street as a driveway to the back of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

Superintendent James Robertson suggested the school board might get a price break if asphalt is already being transported to the site. The board agreed to seek bids for the project after creating specifications for the extension.

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