Road, utility work planned for this week in Pa., W.Va.

August 08, 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

oWork continues in Berkeley County on widening U.S. 11 to three lanes south of W.Va. 45 to Pikeside. Traffic may be reduced to one lane Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. under the control of flaggers for paving and grading work.


oSiloam Road between U.S. 11 and Airport Road in Greene Township will be closed through Saturday. The closure is planned to coincide with bridge repair over the Conococheague Creek.

oRepairs continue for East Second Street in the Borough of Waynesboro. The base coat has been completed, and the borough engineer said the entire project could be finished by Friday.


The road is closed to traffic from Myrtle Avenue to slightly east of the entrance to Waynesboro Area Middle School.

oAvoid the North End in the Borough of Chambersburg. Borough Engineer Robert Wagner said crews will be paving Ohio Avenue, Horst Avenue and half of Hudson Avenue. Later, they'll be doing Edgar Avenue and the remainder of Hudson Avenue.

oWashington Township, Pa., crews will again be closing Pepple Road and working there. They'll also do patching on Prices Church Road, which Township Manager Mike Christopher said could lead to delays.

oWater lines installation and other improvements continue for Furnace Road in Quincy Township, Pa.

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

oThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be working on Little Cove, Slabtown, Rocky Mountain and Roxbury roads for pipe placement. It'll be doing patching on Harbaugh Church, Slabtown, Locust Level and Little Cove roads as well as Old Route 16.

Shoulder grading is scheduled on Mount Pleasant Road, Old Scotland Road and Anthony Highway.

Compiled by staff writer Jennifer Fitch in Pennsylvania and Matthew Umstead in West Virginia. E-mail them at and

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