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

July 25, 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



  • Bloomery Road in Jefferson County is closed to through traffic about two miles north of the road's intersection with W.Va. 9 for construction of the new four-lane route for W.Va. 9. Alternate routes are existing W.Va. 9 and U.S. 340.

    o Work continues in Berkeley County on widening U.S. 11 to three lanes south of W.Va. 45 to Pikeside.

    o There could be occasional traffic stops under the control of flaggers on Short Road and Leetown Road.

    o Hostler Road in Jefferson County might be controlled by flaggers during the day as part of the W.Va. 9 construction project. Consider using Chestnut Hill Road as an alternate route.

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Pennsylvania



o Expect continued work on Talhelm Road in Antrim Township, Pa. Although installation of a box culvert was delayed, township crews might temporarily close lanes while they do other maintenance work there.

o Antrim Township crews also have tentative plans to do work on Angle Road and patching on Coseytown Road.

o Repair continues for East Second Street in the Borough of Waynesboro. That road is closed to traffic from Myrtle Avenue to the Waynesboro Area Middle School entrance.

Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said 900 feet of East Second Street will receive a base coat Monday. Estimated completion for the entire project is Aug. 6, although inclement weather could change that.

o People traveling through the Borough of Chambersburg's North End should consider alternate routes. Edgar, Ohio, Hudson and Horst avenues will be closed to everyone except the people who live on those roads.

Roadwork there is anticipated to continue until the end of August.

o In Waynesboro borough, crews will be continuing utility work on West Main Street. An overlay project for King Street could start in the middle of this week, Grubbs said.

Also expect a day's worth of work on Garfield Street sometime this week.

o The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be working on bridges on Amberson Road in Fannett Township and Stitzells Road in Peters Township.

Workers also will doing pipe placement, shoulder grading and patching. Affected roads are Little Cove, Path Valley, Church Hill, Jack, Cowans Gap, Orrstown and Roxbury.

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

Compiled by Staff Writer Jennifer Fitch. in Pennsylvania and Matthew Umstead in West Virginia. Contact them at jenniferf@herald-mail.com">jenniferf@herald-mail.com and matthewu@herald-mail.com">matthewu@herald-mail.com.

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