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

September 05, 2010
  • The bridge that carries Pa. 997 bridge over Nunnery Run north of Waynesboro, Pa., is still a work in progress. The work has caused a detour via Tomstown and Mentzer Gap roads. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said in June that the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of September.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

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

  • On Hostler Road (W.Va. 32/2) in Jefferson County, motorists should continue to expect occasional stopped traffic under the control of flaggers for hauling of embankment material and bridge construction.

  • Along Washington Street in the Town of Bolivar, a sidewalk project in front of Harpers Ferry Middle School is slated to start Wednesday. Occasional one-lane traffic under the control of flaggers might be in effect between Polk and Elm streets.


  • Waynesboro borough maintenance crews will be doing utility work on East Main Street starting at Center Square and moving toward Clayton Avenue. Their efforts are in anticipation of the Pa. 16 repaving and repair project starting in earnest Monday, Sept. 13.

  • In the Borough of Mercersburg, motorists are asked to avoid Church Street. Columbia Gas will be replacing lines there.

    The road will remain open to traffic, barring any issues.

  • Paving is scheduled in the Musser-Eberly development in Greene Township starting Tuesday. Crews will mill off two inches of blacktop and replace it with new paving.

    The development is on the west side of Interstate 81 and south of Pa. 997.

  • Starting at the Franklin and Cumberland counties line and stretching almost 12 miles north, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be sealing and surfacing Interstate 81 at night. The $1.3 million project extends through Penn, South Newton, Shippensburg and Southampton townships.

    Motorists might encounter lane restrictions.

  • PennDOT continues bridge work on I-81 at exits 14 and 16, as well as near the CSX terminal.

  • Other PennDOT work for the week includes crack sealing on U.S. 30 in Peters and St. Thomas townships, Newburg Road and Path Valley Road. Expect patching for roadway and shoulders on Path Valley Road, Corner Road and Mercersburg Road.

    Pipe work is scheduled for Corner Road in Montgomery Township.

  • Bridges remain closed on Siloam Road, 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"> and">

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