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

August 29, 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



  • Motorists traveling on the old route for W.Va. 9 in Berkeley and Jefferson counties should be alert for traffic pattern changes on or after Tuesday, when the new four-lane route for the highway is expected to be opened to traffic between Leetown Road near Kearneysville to Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.

  • Work continues in Berkeley County on widening U.S. 11 south of W.Va. 45 to Pikeside, where traffic might be reduced to one lane between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for pavement markings and sign work.

    Pennsylvania



  • The bridge that carries Siloam Road over Conococheague Creek in Greene Township, Pa., will be closed effective Monday and replaced.

    Nearly 2,800 vehicles cross the bridge daily, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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The existing bridge was built in 1937. The $981,000 replacement project is scheduled to be complete by mid-April 2011.

  • The Franklin County office of PennDOT said the following projects will affect county motorists this week:

    Bridge work continues on Amberson Road in Fannett Township, while crews will continue a pipe-placement project on Rocky Mt. Road in Quincy and Guilford townships.

    Patch paving will be done on several roads in the county, including Little Cove Road in Warren Township; Amberson Road in Fannett Township; Slabtown Road in Quincy Township; Welsh Run, Corner and Montgomery roads in Montgomery Township; Hades Church Road in Antrim Township; and Path Valley Road in Fannett and Metal townships.

  • In Antrim Township, expect minor work on Talhelm Road and possibly some roadwork on Marion Road.

  • Borough of Waynesboro maintenance crews will be doing utility work on West Main Street from Potomac Street to Center Square.

  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials say the patching and other small projects on Pa. 16 and Pa. 316 in Waynesboro are continuing. Soon, a contractor will resurface those roads, with much of the paving occurring at night.

  • Quincy Township crews continue to do restoration work on Furnace Road in anticipation of paving it in a couple of weeks.

  • Interstate 81 work is in full force in Franklin County. Many of the bridges included in a 15-bridge PennDOT project have been finished, but crews continue to work on the interstate at exits 14 and 16, as well as near the CSX terminal.

    A PennDOT spokesman said the express lane around exit 16 will soon be available for southbound traffic, rather than northbound. That project is expected to continue through next spring.

    Work at the McKinley Street bridge over Interstate 81 is ending, the spokesman said.

  • 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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